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Posted by: carmel | March 24th, 2020

The impact of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic continues to grow, therefore, we want to keep you informed on the status here in the Bahamas.

It is of the utmost importance that we maintain vigilance against further infection, and follow all suggested preventive measures and updates to ensure the continued health of residents and visitors alike.

In an effort to be as transparent as possible, we wanted to share with you updates from our Government, and keep you informed on policies and measures that are being taken to combat the disease.

On Tuesday, March 23, 2019, Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis, Prime Minister of The Commonwealth of the Bahamas, addressed the nation, announcing a 24-hour curfew and the closure of public beaches. See address National Address Emergency Powers 2.   This announcement follows his address given in the House of Assembly regarding Emergency Powers (COVID-19) Regulations,

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Posted by: carmel | March 23rd, 2020

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama, March 20, 2020 — The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (BMOTA) partnered with the Public Hospitals Authority this week to present a health seminar on novel coronavirus to taxi drivers and local vendors. The session, held at the Freeport Harbour on March 16, was coordinated to share accurate information regarding the virus and provide general safety precautions to take amid growing concerns.

“It is important to remember that coronavirus is not necessarily a death sentence,” Dr. Frank Bartlett, head of the Grand Bahama Coronavirus Task Force, said. “As much as 80% of the persons who have the infection have no symptoms whatsoever and 15% of the cases end up in hospital.”

Bartlett noted that the elderly and individuals with serious chronic illnesses have accounted for most of the recorded

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Posted by: carmel | March 16th, 2020

NASSAU, Bahamas, March 16, 2020 – The Bahamas Ministry of Health is working closely with all pertinent government agencies throughout the destination to execute the Bahamas National Preparedness and Response Plan for COVID-19.  At this time, there is one confirmed case of coronavirus in Nassau, The Bahamas. The patient is in isolated quarantine following the guidelines outlined by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Ministry of Health is currently conducting full contact analysis and more details will be shared as they become available.

The Ministry of Health is encouraging preventative measures and protocol to minimize the potential spread of the illness, and The Bahamas implemented new border control and quarantine measures for persons travelling from highly infected areas. Given the growing public

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