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Three more cases of COVID-19 confirmed

April 07, 2020

The Ministry of Health has confirmed three new cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 36. The patients include a 44-year-old man, a 71-year-old woman and a 41-year-old woman. All of the patients live on New Providence. Officials say they [...]
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Food stores extend hours

April 07, 2020

Dr. Hubert Minnis.Hours for grocery shopping have been extended to 10pm through Thursday, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis announced today. The announcement was made as Bahamians lined up outside grocery stores, many of whom waited for hours in anticipation of a full lockdown, which takes effect tomorrow [...]
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91-year-old COVID-19 patient dies in hospital

April 07, 2020

A 91-year-old man, who was COVID-19 positive, died in hospital this morning, health officials have confirmed. This is The Bahamas' sixth COVID-19 related death. There have been 33 confirmed cases of the virus in the country - 27 on New Providence, five on Grand Bahama [...]
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90-year-old COVID-19 patient dies in hospital

April 07, 2020

A 90-year-old man, who was COVID-19 positive, died in hospital this morning, health officials have confirmed. This is The Bahamas' sixth COVID-19 related death. There have been 33 confirmed cases of the virus in the country - 27 on New Providence, five on Grand Bahama [...]
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'Five days of pain'
'Five days of pain'

April 07, 2020

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis announced yesterday that there will be a five-day lockdown of the country beginning Wednesday at 9 p.m. to contain the spread of COVID-19, noting that a complete shutdown...

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State of emergency extended to April 30
State of emergency extended to April 30

April 07, 2020

A resolution to extend the state of emergency to April 30 was passed in the House of Assembly yesterday...

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Ministry of Health considering rapid testing for COVID-19
Ministry of Health considering rapid testing for COVID-19

April 07, 2020

The Ministry of Health is moving to commence wider community screening for COVID-19, Health Minister Dr. Duane Sands announced in the House of Assembly today...

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Govt exploring relief accommodations for health care workers

April 07, 2020

Dr. Duane Sands.Minister of Health Dr. Duane Sands said yesterday the government is considering establishing "relief accommodations" to house at least 100 health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic...

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Thousands apply for social services assistance

April 07, 2020

Frankie Campbell.Minister of Social Services Frankie Campbell said yesterday more than 3,000 people have applied for social services assistance amid the COVID-19 pandemic...

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Woman who threatened police ordered to apologize and attend anger management classes

April 07, 2020

A woman who threatened police on her Twitter and Facebook accounts on Sunday has been granted a conditional discharge...

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Lloyd says many students not showing up for virtual classes

April 07, 2020

Jeffrey Lloyd.Minister of Education Jeffrey Lloyd said yesterday that fewer than 12,000 Bahamian students are taking virtual classes during the COVID-19 pandemic...

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Only 55 of food vouchers for students collected on New Prov., less than half on GB

April 07, 2020

Families on New Providence have collected 55 percent of food vouchers for students, Education Minister Jeffrey Lloyd revealed yesterday...

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More than 9,000 to receive unemployment benefit this week

April 07, 2020

More than 9,000 unemployment benefit claims valued at $4.5 million will be paid out this week through special arrangements the National Insurance Board (NIB) has made with companies, Minister of National Insurance and Public Service Brensil Rolle said...

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Emergency food plan includes $1.6M injection

April 07, 2020

In light of global labor and supply chain disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources is injecting more than $1.6 million into local farms, as a part of the government’s emergency food production plan...

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Ministry of Health moving to conduct rapid testing of COVID-19

April 06, 2020

Dr. Duane Sands.The Ministry of Health is moving to commence wider community screening for COVID-19, Health Minister Dr. Duane Sands announced in the House of Assembly today. "We are exploring the introduction of rapid testing," he said. "The first step in the process will require in-country validation [...]
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Wider lockdown measures announced

April 06, 2020

Dr. Hubert Minnis.Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis announced wider shutdown measures to contain the spread of COVID-19, including a five-day lockdown beginning on Wednesday at 9 p.m. and a complete shutdown every weekend in April. The five-day lockdown will end on Tuesday at 5 a.m. Minnis said [...]

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My fight with COVID-19
My fight with COVID-19

April 06, 2020

Dr. Tony Frankson, 67, an American lecturer living on New Providence, took shallow breaths as he detailed his nearly three-week battle with COVID-19 yesterday...

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More than 500k paid in unemployment assistance

April 06, 2020

National Insurance Board. FILEMore than half a million dollars in unemployment assistance was distributed on Friday to those self-employed persons in the tourism sector who now find themselves out of work due to the COVID-19 shutdown...

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