||Last Updated: Mar 31, 2020 - 12:34:02 PM
Prime Minister on false voice note circulating on social media
- Mar 28, 2020 - 5:38:24 PM
The Office of the Prime Minister is aware of a voice note
circulating on social media that contains false claims that the Prime
Minister intends to announce a country-wide 30-day shutdown on Monday.
These claims are completely false and should be ignored.
This voice note could lead to panic and a run on stores that can harm efforts to contain the COVID-19 virus...
Distribution of lunch vouchers for students enrolled in the national school feeding programme
- Mar 28, 2020 - 4:45:23 PM
The Ministry of Education advises all parents and guardians who did not
collect lunch vouchers from the schools on Wednesday 25 March, that they
should now collect them on either Monday 30 or Tuesday 31 March from
9:00 am to 3:00 pm in the parking lot at the rear of the Ministry of
Education building on University Drive.
In Grand Bahama, parents
and guardians are advised that distribution of vouchers will continue
at the respective schools by security officers on Monday 30 and Tuesday
31 March from 9am to 3:00pm...
COVID-19 Bahamas border closure: Nationals of The Bahamas seeking to return to their countries
- Mar 27, 2020 - 9:30:04 PM
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs refers to the press release of the
Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD), regarding the Government’s
decision to close the borders of The Bahamas, to all incoming
passengers, effective 27 March. Planes can come empty to pick up
passengers and leave.
It is realized that this is likely to
result in the dislocation of Bahamian nationals and residents who are
abroad and seeking to return home...
Prime Minister Minnis visits Ministry of Health COVID-19 EOC
- Mar 27, 2020 - 9:00:59 PM
Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis said Bahamians must be
prepared to fight an economic war once the war on COVID-19 is behind the
To date, there are 10 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in The
Bahamas – nine confirmed in New Providence and one confirmed in Grand
The Prime Minister was speaking today during a brief
visit to the Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) at the Ministry of Health
to personally thank health professionals working to coordinate the
response to COVID-19 in The Bahamas...
COVID-19 Travel Restrictions: Bahamian nationals abroad in distress or seeking to return to The Bahamas
- Mar 27, 2020 - 8:29:18 PM
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to advise the general public that
if you have family members abroad who are Bahamian nationals in
distress or seeking to return to The Bahamas, you should make direct
contact with the nearest Bahamas Embassy, High Commission, Consulate
General or Honorary Consulate.
A complete list of these offices can be found on the Ministry’s website mofa.gov.bs...
The Ministry of Health confirms COVID-19 cases at ten (update #17)
- Mar 27, 2020 - 7:21:03 PM
The Ministry of Health has confirmed one new case of the COVID-19
coronavirus in New Providence. This brings the total number of confirmed
cases to ten.
This latest case is a 52 year old female with a
history of travel to the United States, but no links to the previous
cases. The confirmed case remains stable and at home in isolation.
officials continue to follow the condition of the other nine (9)
COVID-19 positive cases. None of the cases are in hospital, and all are
in stable condition...
Ministry of Health COVID19 Dashboard - 27th March, 2020
- Mar 27, 2020 - 5:32:52 PM
BAHAMAS MINISTRY OF HEALTH COVID-19 DASHBOARD
March 27th, 2020
*CURRENT NUMBER OF CONFIRMED CASES WORLDWIDE 585,040
*CURRENT NUMBER OF CONFIRMED, SUSPECTED & RECORDED CASES IN THE BAHAMAS: 10...
U.W.P Women’s Arm salutes the women on the frontlines
- Mar 27, 2020 - 11:19:35 AM
The United Workers Party National Women’s Arm wishes to recognize the
women of this nation for their unrelenting acts of service geared
towards minimizing the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We
commend the strong leadership of Senator The Honourable Mary Isaac, and
applaud her team of professionals, who continue to demonstrate a high
level of competence in addressing this pandemic. The Ministry’s
communications unit has done an excellent job keeping the general public
abreast with timely information as this unfortunate situation continues
The Emergency Powers (Covid 19) (No. 2) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order, 2020
- Mar 26, 2020 - 10:50:12 PM
In exercise of the powers conferred on me by the Emergency Powers
(Covid 19) Regulations, 2020, I HEREBY make the following Order-
Order which amends Emergency Powers (Covid 19) (No. 2) Order, 2020 may
be cited as the Emergency Powers (Covid 19) (No.2) (Amendment) (No. 2)
2. Amendment of Order 7 of 5.1. No. 27 of 2020...
The public urged to follow the protocols that will prevent the continued spread of COVID-19
- Mar 26, 2020 - 9:30:08 PM
Minister of Health Dr. the Hon. Duane Sands said to prevent the
continued spread of COVID-19, it is important that the public follows
the advice consistently given by the Ministry of Health Medical
Professionals including himself.
“It is important that you listen
to and follow this advice. Ignoring this advice could lead to you
contracting the virus, getting sick and dying. Ignoring this advice
could lead to the spread of it to your family and friends. They could
get sick and die...