Covid-19

SRC confirms six COVID-19 cases

January 22, 2021

The Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) and Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre (SRC) confirms that currently there are six (6) female clients at the Geriatric Hospital who have tested positive for COVID-19...

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Planning vital in success of vaccination rollout
Planning vital in success of vaccination rollout

January 20, 2021

MOST regional countries are not ready to roll out COVID-19 vaccinations and should instead focus on preparation, a Pan American Health Organization official said yesterday...

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Statement-Vaccine Consultative Committee

January 18, 2021

Recently appointed by Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis, the National COVID-19 Vaccine Consultative Committee was formed to advise the Prime Minister and the Ministry of Health...

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Vaccine committee working to finalise operational plan
Vaccine committee working to finalise operational plan

January 18, 2021

ANYONE who receives a COVID-19 vaccine once they become available in the country will receive a certificate that "may be associated with travel in the future," which is a "potential requirement being discussed internationally," the Office of the Prime Minister said last night...

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Covid: UK to close all travel corridors from Monday
Covid: UK to close all travel corridors from Monday

January 15, 2021

The UK is to close all travel corridors from Monday morning to "protect against the risk of as yet unidentified new strains" of Covid, the PM has said...

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U.S. trips will need negative COVID test
U.S. trips will need negative COVID test

January 13, 2021

THE US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said yesterday it will require all air passengers entering the United States to have a negative COVID-19 test as cases surge in America and a more infectious coronavirus strain spreads around the world...

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CDC to require all air travelers to US to show negative coronavirus test
CDC to require all air travelers to US to show negative coronavirus test

January 12, 2021

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday it will require a negative Covid-19 test from all air passengers entering the United States -- a move it says may help slow the spread of the coronavirus...

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'Quarantine for visitors may now be necessary'
'Quarantine for visitors may now be necessary'

January 12, 2021

IN view of the number of travellers not complying with the rapid antigen test requirements, a senior physician suggested the country should revisit "some measure of quarantine" until officials can put in place better strategies...

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WHY AREN'T THEY TESTING PEOPLE Questions raised over why large numbers are not taking Day Five test
WHY AREN'T THEY TESTING PEOPLE Questions raised over why large numbers are not taking Day Five test

January 12, 2021

DOCTOR Michael Darville, the co-chair of the Progressive Liberal Party's COVID-19 task force, says the revelation that 46 percent of travellers to The Bahamas have not taken the COVID-19 antigen test after five days in the country is alarming and should "greatly concern" Bahamians...

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Government to Secure Covid-19 Vaccines
Government to Secure Covid-19 Vaccines

January 08, 2021

Minister of Health said the vaccine will be of "no charge and voluntary..."

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Doctor warns of possible need to tighten travel
Doctor warns of possible need to tighten travel

January 07, 2021

A SENIOR physician has said the government might have to toughen COVID-19 travel restrictions if The Bahamas sees a surge of infections as a result of the recent holiday celebrations coupled with a new COVID-19 strain already spreading in some parts of the world...

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No child to be vaccinated without parents' consent
No child to be vaccinated without parents' consent

January 07, 2021

THE Ministry of Health has clarified that no one under the age of 18 years of age will be administered a COVID-19 vaccine until the World Health Organisation and scientific evidence say it is safe to do so and with the consent of parents.

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Canadians Face New Mandatory PCR Test Before Returning to Canada

January 04, 2021

As news emerged concerning a new variant of the Covid-19 virus circulating in the United Kingdom, Canada acted swiftly to cancel all flights from the UK to Canada...

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First cases in San Salvador
First cases in San Salvador

January 04, 2021

SAN Salvador residents are on alert after the tiny island recorded its first two cases of COVID-19 over the weekend...

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'Highly likely' new strain will reach The Bahamas
'Highly likely' new strain will reach The Bahamas

January 04, 2021

A local infectious disease expert believes it is "highly likely" the new variant of COVID-19 already detected in some 33 countries will reach Bahamian shores...

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Wells: Too soon to tell if we were naughty or nice
Wells: Too soon to tell if we were naughty or nice

December 30, 2020

HEALTH Minister Renward Wells said officials will not know until mid-January if holiday celebrations will lead to an uptick in COVID-19 cases...

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One death and 35 cases over holiday
One death and 35 cases over holiday

December 29, 2020

COVID-19 cases have continued to steadily trickle in each day with Ministry of Health officials recording 315 new cases this month...

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Too many questions over vaccinations, says Davis
Too many questions over vaccinations, says Davis

December 23, 2020

THE Progressive Liberal Party has raised concerns about the Minnis administration's COVID-19 vaccination strategy, saying too many questions are still unanswered...

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Leading the way
Leading the way

December 21, 2020

NURSE Ramanda Lee became one of the first Bahamians to get the COVID-19 vaccine last Friday, pushing aside her initial scepticism...

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Government to Continue Reducing the Economic Effects of COVID-19
Government to Continue Reducing the Economic Effects of COVID-19

December 17, 2020

Senator J. Kwasi Thompson, Minister of State for Finance explained that the Government will continue to reduce the economic effects of COVID-19, by providing initiatives targeted at public health and safety, job protection and social and economic support for households and businesses.
“The levels of direct support required by the government to save lives and support commercial and economic activity to the end of October has been unprecedented.

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