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Covid-19 / Corona Virus Updates

Highlights from the Prime Ministers Communication
Highlights from the Prime Minister’s Communication

May 28, 2020

Bahamas in Phase 3 of re-opening plan...All islands of The Bahamas may resume normal commercial operations, except for New Providence, Grand Bahama and Bimini, effective 2 June...

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Coronavirus: NHS app paves the way for 'immunity passports'

May 27, 2020

Facial recognition has been added as a way of logging in to an NHS app that lets people order prescriptions, book appointments and find healthcare data...

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COVID-19 Bahamas State of Emergency to be extended until JUNE 29th, 2020
COVID-19 Bahamas State of Emergency to be extended until JUNE 29th, 2020

May 27, 2020

During today's Budget Communication, Prime Minister, The Most. Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis table a resolution for the extension of COVID-19 State of Emergency Powers Regulations...

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May 2020 Budget Communication
May 2020 Budget Communication

May 27, 2020

I stand before this House to present what is perhaps the most important policy document published by any Government in its fiscal year—The Annual Budget...

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Hallmark of the Government's Ongoing Emergency Response
Hallmark of the Government's Ongoing Emergency Response

May 27, 2020

Government's ongoing COVID-19 response protects jobs, feeds the hungry and supports small businesses...

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More Covid-19 / Corona Virus News

No new COVID-19 cases in five days

May 19, 2020

The Ministry of Health reported no new COVID-19 cases yesterday.

This marks the fifth consecutive day without any additional cases.

The total of confirmed stands at 96 with a majority of the cases — 74 — reported on New Providence.

Bimini, which went into a two-week lockdown yesterday, has the second highest number of cases with 13.

The ministry said one more person has recovered from the virus.

So far, there have been 43 recoveries.

More than 1,800 people have been tested for COVID-19 in The Bahamas, according to health officials.

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Some trust PM to make right call, others anxious for business to resume

May 19, 2020

Tavala Ferguson, a 36-year-old Eleuthera resident, yesterday questioned why normal commercial activity is not allowed to resume on her home island.

The prime minister ordered the closure of non-essential businesses as of March 20, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but has since allowed some islands to go back to normal commercial activity.

But Eleuthera is not one of those islands.

“It’s a bit unfair,” said Ferguson, who is a resident of Wemyss Bight.

“It’s definitely impacting the economy because a lot of jobs are being displaced. Because the island is not exempted to open, it has a lot of people at home.”

Peggy Underwood, 55, who lives in Spanish Wells, said the settlement has been adhering to the government’s curfew and weekend lockdown protocols “more than any island in the whole Bahamas”.

“They’re just not opening us up,” she told The Nassau Guardian.

“We want to know why. Why aren’t we opened up?”

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PMH takes a major hit
PMH takes a major hit

April 24, 2020

Health Minister Dr. Duane Sands revealed yesterday that more than 200 health care workers are in quarantine after possible exposure to COVID-19, including 96 doctors and 62 nurses from Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH).

During a virtual press conference, Sands also said that of the 72 confirmed cases of the virus, 15 are health workers.

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Two more COVID-19 deaths
Two more COVID-19 deaths

April 24, 2020

Two more people have died from COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths from the disease in The Bahamas to 11, Minister of Health Dr. Duane Sands said yesterday.

He said the latest victims were two men, a 53-year-old and a 51-year-old, who are both from New Providence.

“We give our heartfelt condolences to the families of the two men who lost their lives and our prayers are with you in this very difficult time,” he said.

He also announced two new cases of COVID-19 – a 50-year-old woman on New Providence and a 29-year-old woman on New Providence. He said both women are in home isolation.

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Dorian survivor in the midst of another menacing storm

April 24, 2020

Only months after surviving Hurricane Dorian, Stacy Miller, 41, has found herself in the midst of yet another storm — the economic fallout of COVID-19.

Miller, who spent her entire life on Grand Cay, said she and her two sons — Dejon, 18, and Joshua, 12 — had been living in a shelter on New Providence in the weeks after Dorian until she found work as a housekeeper.

As she broke down crying, she said she spent Dejon’s birthday in bed yesterday, because she couldn’t even face him.

“He just turned 18 today…” she said between sobs.

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Telemedicine up since COVID-19, notes Bahamas Wellness Health Systems founder

April 24, 2020

Dr. Arlington Lightbourne used to get four or so calls a week from someone asking him to diagnose what’s wrong over the phone.

Today, he and his teams in Central Eleuthera, Spanish Wells and Nassau are averaging that in a half day.

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Four new cases of COVID-19

April 21, 2020

The Ministry of Health announced four new cases of COVID-19 yesterday.

Three of the patients — ages 51, 52, and 66 — are hospitalized.

The remaining patient, a 56-year-old, is quarantined at home.

All the patients are men, who live on New Providence, with no recent history of travel, according to the ministry.

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Ash fined 7,000 after curfew breach
Ash fined $7,000 after curfew breach

April 21, 2020

A businessman, who accused two Cabinet ministers in the former Progressive Liberal Party administration of corruption, was on Monday fined $7,000 for breaching a curfew imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus, and operating a non-essential business.

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Pandemic making a bad situation worse for Dorian victims
Pandemic making a bad situation worse for Dorian victims

April 21, 2020

Nearly eight months after she lost her home in Hurricane Dorian, Beverly Sawyer, 55, said she feels totally unprepared for the upcoming hurricane season.

Sawyer said COVID-19 is complicating the recovery process.

“I don’t know what we’re going to do because so much work has not been done over these last four weeks because of these lockdowns. We’re going to be in a bad state if we get a hurricane,” she said.

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Proper use of digital platforms would prevent long food lines

April 21, 2020

I congratulate the government on taking the step of moving payment of NIB benefits to digital wallets. This is a step in the right direction to diminishing, if not terminating, long lines at NIB, social services, food stores, and other service places.

Unfortunately, as I write, the morning after the PM’s speech, I see, on social media, long lines on Tonique Williams-Darling Highway. It is said that the line represents people waiting for vouchers at the “union building”.

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Whit Monday and Labour Day Holidays Lockdown Hours


Whit Monday and Labour Day Holidays Lockdown Hours

Weekend Lockdown Remains In Effect


COVID-19 A Measured Plan For Re-Opening The Economy

What Is COVID-19?


Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans.

COVID-19 Prevention Tips
As the spread of coronavirus, officially named COVID-19, has evolved in recent weeks, all are encouraged to use several effective measures to prevent any virus. They include:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based sanitizer.
- Cover your coughs and sneezes.
- Disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- Get a flu shot - it’s not too late!
- Stay home if you are sick... [Read More Here].

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Covid-19 Updates For Our Spanish Citizens
Covid-19 Updates For Our Spanish Citizens


Covid-19 Updates For Our Spanish Citizens
Covid-19 Updates For Our Spanish Citizens


Covid-19 Updates For Our Spanish Citizens
Covid-19 Updates For Our Spanish Citizens


Covid-19 Updates For Our Spanish Citizens
Covid-19 Updates For Our Spanish Citizens

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Prime Minister Minnis - House of Assembly - Update on COVID-19 April 6th 2020


Prime Minister The Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis delivers a communication in the House of Assembly on the latest national response to #COVID19 April 6, 2020.

Prime Minister Minnis And Minister of Health- Press Conference - Update on COVID-19 April 3rd 2020

Prime Minister Minnis Thanks Health Professionals


Prime Minister Minnis thanks health professionals working to coordinte the emergency response to COVID-19 at the Ministry of Health.

Ministry of Health Press Conference COVID-19


Ministry of Health Live Press Conference COVID-19 Update Thursday March 26, 2020 With Dr Duane Sands, Minister of Health

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Covid-19 |  Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

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Covid-19 / Korona Virus Updates and Information


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Covid-19 / Korona Virus Updates and Information


Covid-19 / Korona Virus Updates and Information


Covid-19 / Korona Virus Updates and Information


Covid-19 / Korona Virus Updates and Information


Covid-19 / Korona Virus Updates and Information


Covid-19 / Korona Virus Updates and Information


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