Covid-19

PM's COVID-19 address in the House of Assembly
PM's COVID-19 address in the House of Assembly

April 21, 2021

From the PM’s COVID-19 address in the House of Assembly:

Effective Immediately

The daily curfew on mainland Abaco will be removed from 8pm-5am and replaced 10pm-5am.

Those within the Bahamas that have been fully vaccinated will be exempted from COVID 19 test requirements when traveling to the Islands.

- These travelers will be exempted immediately after full vaccination.

- You must still adhere to the social distancing and mask wearing protocols.

🛬Effective May 1, those traveling to The Bahamas from Outside of the Bahamas will be exempted from a COVID 19 test once they are fully vaccinated and have passed the 2 week immunity period.

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Virus variants are cause for concern
Virus variants are cause for concern

April 21, 2021

NEW infections during the county's third wave of COVID-19 are driven by international travel and a relaxed adherence to current health protocols, a health official said.

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Lloyd: No concern about an outbreak in schools
Lloyd: No concern about an outbreak in schools

April 20, 2021

EDUCATION Minister Jeffrey Lloyd said he has "no concern at all" that an outbreak will occur at schools open for face-to-face learning despite a health official believing the country is experiencing a third wave.

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RESPONSE TO COVID19 CASES
RESPONSE TO COVID19 CASES

April 20, 2021

The Ministry of Education informs the public, based on information received from the Surveillance Unit of the Ministry of Health, that suspected cases of Covid19 were reported in the following New Providence schools within the past week.

* H.O. Nash Junior High School * L. W. Young Junior High School
* Sadie Curtis Primary School * Carlton Francis Primary School
* C. R. Walker Senior High School * T.G. Glover Primary School
* Garvin Tynes Primary School

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Five schools found to have COVID cases
Five schools found to have COVID cases

April 20, 2021

BAHAMAS Union of Teachers President Belinda Wilson yesterday expressed concern with the number of suspected COVID-19 cases being recorded in public schools across New Providence, claiming that most of the cases are students, some "as young as five-years-old".

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'DON'T GO THERE': U.S. puts Bahamas back on top level alert as cases rise
'DON'T GO THERE': U.S. puts Bahamas back on top level alert as cases rise

April 20, 2021

THE US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention has told Americans to avoid travel to The Bahamas, citing a very high level of COVID-19 in the country.

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'Only a few' contracting COVID-19 virus after receiving vaccinations
'Only a few' contracting COVID-19 virus after receiving vaccinations

April 19, 2021

OUT of more than 15,000 people who received their first shot of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, only "a few" people ended up contracting COVID-19 after getting vaccinated, according to the country's top infectious disease expert.

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More vaccine sites added

April 19, 2021

TWO new community COVID-19 vaccination sites have been added to service more walk-up appointments and increase access to the vaccine.

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'Bahamas is now in a third wave'
'Bahamas is now in a third wave'

April 19, 2021

WITH total COVID-19 cases nearing the 10,000 mark, the country's top infectious disease expert believes The Bahamas is now facing its third wave of the coronavirus pandemic.

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CDC Tells Travelers to Avoid ALL Travel to The Bahamas
CDC Tells Travelers to Avoid ALL Travel to The Bahamas

April 19, 2021

The CDC just increased The Bahamas to "Level 4: Very High".

They have advised that travelers should avoid all travel to the Bahamas.

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We must stop the third wave
We must stop the third wave

April 19, 2021

Healthcare professionals say the country is now in its third wave of COVID-19.

It is proclamation the minister of health and competent authority appear reluctant to make.

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Woman fined 5,000 over false COVID test results
Woman fined 5,000 over false COVID test results

April 16, 2021

A 21-year-old woman who tried to use falsified COVID-19 test results to travel to Grand Bahama was fined $5,000 in the Magistrate's Court.

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Sands: We have a big problem
Sands: We have a big problem

April 16, 2021

FORMER Minister of Health Dr Duane Sands believes the country has reached a point where "draconian interventions" might be needed to bring rising COVID-19 cases under control, saying the number of cases recorded in the last few days have been "frightening".

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Concerns over Haiti travel ban extension
Concerns over Haiti travel ban extension

April 15, 2021

ACTIVIST Louby Georges has raised concerns over the recent extension of the government's travel ban on Haiti.

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You will have a second injection
You will have a second injection

April 15, 2021

AS COVID-19 vaccinations continue, a senior health official has assured the public that all who've received a first dose are guaranteed the second jab.

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Vaccine supplies facing problem
Vaccine supplies facing problem

April 15, 2021

A PAN American Health Organisation official has said there will be a short period of "limited access" to the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine due to shipment and manufacturing issues.

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'No extra COVID-19 controls'
'No extra COVID-19 controls'

April 14, 2021

HEALTH Minister Renward Wells says he does not "foresee" any additional COVID restrictions being implemented despite a sustained uptick in new infections over the past several weeks.

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Vaccine roll out to pause on New Providence
Vaccine roll out to pause on New Providence

April 14, 2021

COVID vaccinations on New Providence will come to a halt on Friday evening to allow officials time to reassess the rollout.

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COVID-19 vaccine roll-out on Abaco and Abaco Cays
COVID-19 vaccine roll-out on Abaco and Abaco Cays

April 13, 2021

The administration of the COVID-19 vaccine on Abaco and the Abaco Cays will take place from Thursday 15 April to Monday 19 April.
Residents from the following priority groups are eligible to receive the vaccine:

• Healthcare workers;
• Persons 50 years of age and older;
• Uniformed branches (RBDF, RBPF, COVID Ambassadors; Customs and Immigration)
• Teachers and staff of schools; and
• Hospitality workers.

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Nearly 750 Baha Mar employees get the jab, officials say
Nearly 750 Baha Mar employees get the jab, officials say

April 13, 2021

Nearly 750 Baha Mar employees have received the COVID-19 vaccine, resort officials said yesterday.

Baha Mar President Graeme Davis said the resort is offering employees an incentive for vaccination.

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