Trinidad and Tobago observed two public holidays this week – Indian Arrival Day and Corpus Christi. However, it was not the usual celebration that citizens enjoyed in previous years. On these two days, the country stood still for 38 hours as government imposed daytime curfew hours from 10am to 5am on the two national holidays.

As at 10am, as the curfew came into effect, the streets were empty and only essential workers were seen out and about.

Police officers were out in full force and road blocks set up throughout the nation. Motorists were stopped and asked for documents and the reason for them being out during curfew hours. Police said most of the persons stopped were in possession of curfew passes. Those without were taken into custody for breach of curfew.

Express photographers went roving in Port of Spain, San Fernando, San Juan, Curepe and Arima and captured these images on Monday and Thursday. Contributing photographers: CURTIS CHASE, JERMAINE CRUICKSHANK, TREVOR WATSON AND DEXTER PHILIP