Health

Ministry of Health Update #21

April 01, 2020

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are six (6) additional confirmed case of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to twenty-one (21). Currently, there are four (4) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Grand Bahama, sixteen (16) confirmed cases in New Providence and one (1) confirmed case from the island of Bimini...

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Ministry of Health Dashboard - 1st April, 2020
Ministry of Health Dashboard - 1st April, 2020

April 01, 2020

Ministry of Health Dashboard - 1st April, 2020

21 Confirmed Cases (18 in New Providence and 3 in Grand Bahama)

0 Cases recovered

224 person in quarantine

1 Deaths

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BPL Continues Suspension Disconnections

April 01, 2020

Bahamas Power and Light Company Ltd. (BPL) announced on Wednesday that it would continue to suspend disconnections as long as the Government of The Bahamas maintains emergency orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic...

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Prime Minister Minnis - COVID-19 Update Press Conference - April 1, 2020
Prime Minister Minnis - COVID-19 Update Press Conference - April 1, 2020

April 01, 2020

Good afternoon.
I wanted to provide an update on where we are today in our ongoing battle against the health and economic challenges posed by COVID-19.
As expected, we are in a surge.
There is community spread.

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Six new COVID-19 cases in The Bahamas

April 01, 2020

Dr. Hubert Minnis.There are six new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on New Providence, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis announced today...

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BPL suspends disconnections

April 01, 2020

Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) has suspended disconnections throughout the emergency orders, BPL CEO Whitney Heastie confirmed today...

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Emergency Powers (Amendment) and Exempted Businesses Undertakings (COVID-19). April 1st, 2020

April 01, 2020

Emergency Powers (COVID 19) Regulations, 2020 and Emergency Powers (COVID19) (No. 2) (Amendment)(No. 4) Order, 2020.

Excepted Businesses and Undertakings No. 4

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Coronavirus: US Navy captain pleads for help over outbreak
Coronavirus: US Navy captain pleads for help over outbreak

April 01, 2020

The captain of a US aircraft carrier carrying more than 4,000 crew has called for urgent help to halt a coronavirus outbreak on his ship...

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COVID-19 death suspected

April 01, 2020

Kim Johnson-Rolle.The family of a Bimini woman suspected to have died from COVID-19 believes her life could have been saved had she gotten off the island sooner and into New Providence where she could have gotten better care...

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'Every effort was made to get patient to Nassau'

April 01, 2020

Dr. Duane Sands. Minister of Health Dr. Duane Sands said it took 24 hours for a Bimini woman who died -- possibly of COVID-19 -- to be airlifted to New Providence on Monday...

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No blanket testing for COVID-19
No blanket testing for COVID-19

April 01, 2020

The government will not carry out mass testing for potential COVID-19 cases, Minister of Health Dr. Duane Sands told The Nassau Guardian yesterday, because of the “implications” it would have...

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Some Family Islanders feel particularly vulnerable during pandemic

April 01, 2020

With health officials having confirmed community spread of COVID-19 in The Bahamas, many Family Islanders are feeling especially vulnerable and afraid. Minister of Health Dr. Duane Sands said yesterday that it took 24 hours for a Bimini woman who died — possibly of COVID-19 — to be airlifted to New Providence on Monday...

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17,000 unemployment claims to NIB do not include hotel workers

April 01, 2020

Brensil Rolle.Minister of Public Service and National Insurance Brensil Rolle said yesterday the 17,000 unemployment claims already filed by Bahamians amid the COVID-19 crisis do not include staff laid off by major resorts...

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National Exams Will Be Moved
National Exams Will Be Moved

April 01, 2020

WITH schools not expected to re-open until later this month due to COVID-19 fears, Education Minister Jeff Lloyd said yesterday "there's no question" the government will have to postpone national examinations...

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17,000: Help Us . . . And That DoesnT Include Nib Claims From Hotel Workers
17,000: Help Us . . . And That Doesn’T Include Nib Claims From Hotel Workers

April 01, 2020

THE National Insurance Board has received around 17,000 applications for unemployment benefits due to the coronavirus pandemic, Public Service and National Insurance Minister Brensil Rolle said yesterday...

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One More Confirmed Case of COVID-19 - Update 20
One More Confirmed Case of COVID-19 - Update #20

March 31, 2020

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there is one additional confirmed case of COVID-19 in Grand Bahama. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to fifteen (15). Currently, there are three (3) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Grand Bahama and twelve (12) confirmed cases in New Providence...

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Ministry of Health Dashboard - 31st March, 2020
Ministry of Health Dashboard - 31st March, 2020

March 31, 2020

Ministry of Health Dashboard - 31st March, 2020

15 Confirmed Cases (12 in New Providence and 3 in Grand Bahama)

0 Cases recovered

213 person in quarantine

0 Deaths

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New Case Of Covid-19 In Grand Bahama – 15 Confirmed Cases In Total

March 31, 2020

There is a new confirmed case of COVID-19 in Grand Bahama...

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Order suspends some insurance payment obligations and certain obligations to govt
Order suspends some insurance payment obligations and certain obligations to govt

March 31, 2020

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis has suspended the obligation to pay any insurance premium in respect of any health, medical and life insurance policy from March 17 for the duration of the current state of public emergency and extending 60 days thereafter...

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Sands says Bahamians should wear face masks

March 31, 2020

Though it initially advised against it, the Ministry of Health is now recommending that people wear masks to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in The Bahamas, Health Minister Dr. Duane Sands confirmed today...

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