HEALTH Minister Terrence Deyalsingh is urging the public to "stop looking for loopholes and technicalities" within the covid19 regulations and focus on the "spirit of the law."
He made the statements at the ministry's press conference on Monday.
His comments came on the heels of the public spat between the Prime Minister and the Commissioner of Police on whether police can take action against people who flout public health regulations in their private property.
Deyalsingh said, "What are we trying to accomplish? We are trying to save lives, save a healthcare system, save the economy.
"The virus is unconcerned by the discussion between a public and a private place. In fact, the virus is now thriving on that discussion, because you have people who are looking at that discussion and are going to the beach and are saying 'I don't need to explain this to anyone.'"
He added that the virus does not care about law, geography, social status "or any other factor that divides us."
He urged the public to follow the guidelines.