Health

Numbers down - but we must stay alert
Numbers down - but we must stay alert

November 23, 2020

AMID a decline of positive COVID-19 cases in the country, a local infectious disease expert said it appears The Bahamas has flattened the curve in the second COVID-19 wave, but warned residents must still not let their guards down as "things can still change"...

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26 of 38 new Grand Bahama COVID cases from employee interactions in the workplace
26 of 38 new Grand Bahama COVID cases from employee interactions in the workplace

November 13, 2020

AFTER more than 30 COVID-19 cases were recorded for Grand Bahama on Wednesday, Health Minister Renward Wells revealed that investigations showed that the majority of those newly confirmed cases had originated from employee interactions in the workplace...

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'New' Rand Memorial Hospital nearly complete
'New' Rand Memorial Hospital nearly complete

November 13, 2020

Minister of State for Grand Bahama Kwasi Thompson has indicated that major rebuilding of "a new Rand Memorial Hospital" is nearly completed and should "see some normalcy" by late November...

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Four test positive for COVID five days after arrival
Four test positive for COVID five days after arrival

November 13, 2020

FOUR people who travelled to The Bahamas during the country's first week of re-opening tested positive for COVID-19 five days after arrival, health officials revealed on Friday...

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Medics upset association not consulted on travellers
Medics upset association not consulted on travellers

November 09, 2020

THE Medical Association of The Bahamas is "disappointed" that the body was not consulted regarding the country's newly adopted COVID-19 screening strategy for incoming international travellers...

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Antigen test eventually 'only for symptomatic people'
Antigen test eventually 'only for symptomatic people'

November 09, 2020

CHIEF Medical Officer Dr Pearl McMillan said she expects tourism officials to eventually use the rapid antigen test in the way required by the country's health protocol - that is, only on symptomatic people...

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Eleuthera pays the price for ignoring rules
Eleuthera pays the price for ignoring rules

November 09, 2020

WHILE New Providence and Abaco have reduced the number of new cases, the island of Eleuthera has not had the same success, sparking more strict measures for the mainland, where 117 cases have been recorded...

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Flamingo Gardens URC hosts €˜Pinktoberfest€™
Flamingo Gardens URC hosts ‘Pinktoberfest’

November 06, 2020

The Flamingo Gardens Urban Renewal Centre used the annual observance of Breast Cancer Month this past October to promote cancer awareness, education and early testing and detection through the celebration of “Pinktoberfest...”

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'We must not let our guard down': Expert warns fall-off in numbers doesn39t signal COVID crisis is over
'We must not let our guard down': Expert warns fall-off in numbers doesn39t signal COVID crisis is over

November 06, 2020

A LOCAL infectious disease expert is urging residents not to become relaxed about the apparent downward trend of COVID-19 cases, explaining other factors might be contributing to those lower numbers...

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Doctor's concern over rethink on rapid testing
Doctor's concern over rethink on rapid testing

November 02, 2020

A SENIOR physician yesterday raised concerns about the reversal of protocol for antigen testing on arrival in the country, saying the relaxed measures have many loopholes that could potentially lead to negative consequences for the country...

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Local Doctors, Cleveland Clinic Florida Team Up for Free Breast Cancer Webinar Oct 31

October 28, 2020

Two leading local medical professionals, including one who survived breast cancer to become an international marathon runner and author, will team up this Saturday with the director of the Cleveland Clinic Florida Maroone Cancer Center for a free webinar starting at 11am...

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Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Living With Covid Coalitiion Partner to Secure 3 Million Covid-19 Rapid Antigen Tests

October 26, 2020

Public-Private Partnership Enables Country-Wide Testing & Management Platform for Citizens, Residents & Visitors...

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331 new cases since Thursday

October 26, 2020

FIFTY-SIX COVID-19 cases were announced on Sunday, according to the Ministry of Health, bringing the amount of cases recorded between Thursday and yesterday to 331...

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Ministry of National Security Reports Two Cases of Coronavirus Infections.

October 23, 2020

The Ministry of National Security wishes to inform the public that it had two reported cases of coronavirus infection. Both cases were sent home, quarantined, and tested following the advice and standard protocols of the Ministry of Health...

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Relative of infected police officer hits out at lack of contact tracing

October 23, 2020

A RELATIVE of a COVID-19 positive police officer has claimed officials have not done any contact tracing or checked on members of his household for possible infection spread...

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PM and Cabinet to quarantine after Bannister tests positive for COVID-19
PM and Cabinet to quarantine after Bannister tests positive for COVID-19

October 21, 2020

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis and all Cabinet ministers are to quarantine after Minister of Works Desmond Bannister tested positive for COVID-19...

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128 COVID-19 cases, three more deaths on Tuesday
128 COVID-19 cases, three more deaths on Tuesday

October 21, 2020

ONE hundred and twenty-eight additional COVID-19 cases were reported on Tuesday along with three more deaths, according to the Ministry of Health...

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70 new COVID-19 cases, one additional death on Sunday
70 new COVID-19 cases, one additional death on Sunday

October 20, 2020

SEVENTY new cases of COVID-19 were recorded on Sunday along with one additional death...

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'Samaritans' help exposes health shortfall'
'Samaritans' help exposes health shortfall'

October 20, 2020

THE addition of a temporary Samaritan's Purse tent hospital underscores that the government continues to lag behind in its ability to improve health facilities in the country amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Senator Dr Michael Darville...

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Wells: we're looking for best fit in reopening to tourism
Wells: we're looking for best fit in reopening to tourism

October 19, 2020

HEALTH Minister Renward Wells has defended the government's November 1 target for more relaxations in the tourism sector despite high COVID-19 figures and an overstretched healthcare system...

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