June 06, 2021
The lockdown implemented on North and Central Andros and Cat Island to slow the spread of COVID-19 on those islands will be extended until June 14, according to a statement from the Office of the Prime Minister.
The announcement comes one day before the lockdown was expected to come to an end.
“In accordance with the Emergency Powers (COVID 19 Pandemic) (Management and Recovery) (North Andros, Central Andros and Cat Island Lockdown) (Amendment) (No. 3) Order, 2021, released today, the lockdown has been extended from 14 days to 21 days.
“North Andros, Central Andros and Cat Island were placed under a lockdown on 24 May, 2021 to slow and control the spread of the COVID-19 virus in those communities,” the statement said.
“Residents of Andros should note that under the most recent amendment to the order, harvesting of crabs is permitted between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. or as otherwise approved by the Royal Bahamas Police [Force] officer in charge for North Andros or Central Andros.
“Farmers on North Andros, Central Andros and Cat Island are permitted to attend their farm to water, tend and harvest between the hours of 5 a.m. and 9 a.m.”
Cat Island has recorded 69 cases COVID-19 and Andros has 165 cases.
Cases have slowed on both islands in recent days.
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