Covid-19

Cruise line COVID cases 'are going to happen'
Cruise line COVID cases 'are going to happen'

August 03, 2021

TOURISM Minister Dionisio D'Aguilar said six passengers testing positive for COVID-19 on a Royal Caribbean International cruise which left The Bahamas last week is not a cause for alarm noting the passengers did not interact with locals.

read more »

Vaccinated visitors now have to take five-day test
Vaccinated visitors now have to take five-day test

August 02, 2021

INFECTIOUS disease expert Dr Nikkiah Forbes says changes to travel requirements revealed Monday by the Office of the Prime Minister are consistent with data about how COVID-19 variants are affecting the ability of vaccinated people to transmit the virus.

read more »

Six test positive for COVID-19 after Bahamas cruise
Six test positive for COVID-19 after Bahamas cruise

July 31, 2021

Six passengers who sailed on a Royal Caribbean ship tested positive for COVID-19 near the end of their cruise and were immediately quarantined, the company said Friday.

read more »

132 new cases of COVID-19
132 new cases of COVID-19

July 30, 2021

THE latest Ministry of Health COVID-19 Dashboard has recorded 132 new infections in The Bahamas with 94 of them being in New Providence.

read more »

Follow the rules - we're watching
Follow the rules - we're watching

July 30, 2021

COMMISSIONER of Police Paul Rolle has appealed to Bahamians to abide by health protocols during the Emancipation Day holiday weekend.

read more »

China donates 78,000 worth of medical supplies

July 29, 2021

THE Bahamas received a donation of $78,000 worth of medical supplies from the Chinese government yesterday, the sixth such batch of donations since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

read more »

Mandatory vaccines ruled out
Mandatory vaccines ruled out

July 28, 2021

HEALTH Minister Renward Wells has said the government is currently not considering making COVID-19 vaccines mandatory for healthcare workers even though recommendations have been put forward as vaccine hesitancy among the group remains a challenge.

read more »

No decision yet on emergency extension
No decision yet on emergency extension

July 28, 2021

THE government has not yet decided if it will extend the current state of emergency beyond next month, Health Minister Renward Wells said yesterday.

read more »

Reid questions reasons for closing down summer camps
Reid questions reasons for closing down summer camps

July 27, 2021

PASTOR Carlos Reid has questioned the rationale for cancelling summer camps and their associated activities after new restrictions that came into force Monday said the programmes are prohibited.

read more »

'Every bed full' as COVID surge goes on
'Every bed full' as COVID surge goes on

July 27, 2021

PUBLIC Hospitals Authority Managing Director Catherine Weech said officials are making makeshift arrangements to handle COVID-19 patients because "every bed is full".

read more »

Munroe: Mandatory vaccinations illegal
Munroe: Mandatory vaccinations illegal

July 27, 2021

ATTORNEY Wayne Munroe, QC, questioned yesterday how government would justify the enforcement of a mandatory vaccination rule for healthcare workers, telling The Tribune that to do so would not be legal.

read more »

Ignoring mental health needs put essential workers at risk
Ignoring mental health needs put essential workers at risk

July 27, 2021

Owing to a third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, one psychologist is urging essential workers to prioritize their mental health.

read more »

COVID halts U.S. Embassy project
COVID halts U.S. Embassy project

July 27, 2021

CONSTRUCTION at the US Embassy's new site on Shirley Street has stopped following suspected COVID-19 cases there, according to US Embassy Public Affairs Officer Daniel Durazo.

read more »

Churches concern at service time limit
Churches concern at service time limit

July 27, 2021

BAHAMAS Christian Council president Bishop Delton Fernander said it was surprising that a one-hour limit on religious services was implemented in the latest Emergency Powers Orders which took effect yesterday.

read more »

New hires may need vaccine to secure job
New hires may need vaccine to secure job

July 27, 2021

SUPER Value's president Rupert Roberts says while COVID-19 vaccines won't be mandatory for employees, the food store chain is considering only hiring fully vaccinated people in the future.

read more »

Jeopardizing our safety
Jeopardizing our safety

July 26, 2021

The country's healthcare system is in crisis, and there continues to be an uncontrolled spread of COVID-19 on New Providence, with hospitalizations also high on Grand Bahama.

read more »

Third batch of AstraZeneca vaccines delayed until next month
Third batch of AstraZeneca vaccines delayed until next month

July 23, 2021

THE third batch of Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines from the COVAX facility has been delayed until next month, Health Minister Renward Wells said Friday.

read more »

New COVID-19 restrictions announced
New COVID-19 restrictions announced

July 23, 2021

THE recent surge of COVID-19 cases in the country has sparked a reimplementation of harsher restrictions in New Providence and Grand Bahama along with North and Central Eleuthera, Health Minister Reward Wells announced Friday.

read more »

New restrictions announced for NP, GB and North and South Eleuthera
New restrictions announced for NP, GB and North and South Eleuthera

July 23, 2021

In an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 in The Bahamas, Minister of Health Renward Wells announced that a number of restrictions that were recently relaxed will be reinstated on New Providence, Grand Bahama and North and South Eleuthera, including Harbour Island.

read more »

Five new COVID deaths
Five new COVID deaths

July 23, 2021

The COVID-19 death toll increased by five on Wednesday, according to the latest information from the Ministry of Health.

read more »