What is COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

COVID-19 is the infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus. This new virus and disease were unknown before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019.

Source: WHO

Coronavirus

Some COVID-19 cases could have an “inordinate number” of contacts

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Health officials yesterday acknowledged contract tracing efforts faced significant challenges after a fast food worker tested positive... read more »

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U.S. blocks export of ‘tens of thousands’ of COVID-19 medical supplies

Health minister says country has “ample supply” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Health minister Dr Duane Sands confirmed the country has been... read more »

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Rapid testing could lead to “false sense of security”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Health Minister Dr Duane Sands yesterday tempered expectations over the efficacy of rapid testing, noting that results... read more »

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Hydroxychloroquine not an approved COVID-19 treatment, says Bahamian health officials

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – While the United States Federal Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of hydroxychloroquine sulfate for... read more »

Business

Super Value sets six-month supply goal

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Super Value president Rupert Roberts yesterday assured that there was no issue with food supply, noting that... read more »

Business

John Bull temporarily lays off all staff

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Leading luxury good retailer John Bull has confirmed that it has made the ‘tough decision’ to temporarily... read more »

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No restrictions on burial or cremation of COVID-19 deaths

Some funeral homes encouraging COVID-19 cremations  NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Minister of Health Dr Duane Sands said yesterday that there are... read more »

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Chinese embassy donates essential medical supplies

The Bahamas will need over 1 mil. – 2 mil. N95 masks to manage 80 COVID-19 cases NASSAU, BAHAMAS —... read more »

Breaking News

COVID-19 cases expected to double by Easter weekend

“High” case fatality rate, a reflection of limited testing capacity NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in... read more »

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Waves of panicked shopping

Extended lockdown prompts rush to food stores, gas stations Chaotic scenes around New Providence as tensions rise Shoppers cont. to... read more »

Breaking News

Another COVID-19 patient dies

Seven COVID-19 related deaths recorded NASSAU, BAHAMAS — There are four new confirmed COVID-19 cases, and among them is a... read more »

Business

Businesses must be in good standing for tax deferral, credit assistance program

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Businesses seeking to access the government’s tax deferral and tax credit assistance program must be in good... read more »

Business

Top exec. ‘very concerned’ over impact of protracted COVID-19 crisis

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A leading businessman said yesterday he was ‘very concerned’ over what a protracted COVID-19 crisis could mean... read more »

Business

Money transfer service petitions for international transfers

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A money transmission service provider yesterday confirmed that it seeking permission from the government to facilitate incoming... read more »

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Nurses: ‘We are trusting the govt. not to fail us’

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — While there are some 29 million nurses in the global nursing workforce, there remains a global shortage... read more »

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Three more COVID19 cases confirmed, 36 in total

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Three more cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in New Providence today, taking the total number of... read more »

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Cable Bahamas temporarily lays off 96 workers

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Cable Bahamas Group today announced that it will temporarily lay-off 96 employees in response to the... read more »

Breaking News

PM: Food stores to open until 10pm today and tomorrow

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis has announced that grocery store hours will be extended to 10pm today... read more »

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Wendy’s worker tests positive for COVID-19 – location sanitized, reopened

NASSAU, BAHAMAS- A worker at a Wendy’s restaurant in Nassau tested positive for COVID-19 last week, the company has confirmed.... read more »

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Davis: Govt. must do its “damndest” to rescue everyone

Opposition leader says death of Bimini COVID-19 patient has “undermined” public confidence in govt’s ability to manage cases on Family... read more »