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.

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Fiscal headroom “narrowing” as country stares down $9 billion debt

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance K Peter Turnquest yesterday acknowledged that the country’s fiscal headroom... read more »

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British Colonial Hilton extends closure until further notice

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — British Colonial Hilton has advised staff members that it will extend its temporary suspension of operations until... read more »

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Labour director says COVID protocols on construction sites still falling short

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Director of Labour John Pinder said yesterday that while adherence to COVID-19 protocols has improved on construction... read more »

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Former health minister calls for the return of parliamentary democracy

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Former Minister of Health Dr Duane Sands said yesterday he will not support an extension of the emergency... read more »

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Social Services processing rental assistance after months of delay

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Minister of Social Services Frankie Campbell said yesterday that the department is currently processing rental assistance after... read more »

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Abaco in “precarious situation” with COVID, ongoing reconstruction — says MP

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Central and South Abaco MP James Albury said because the construction industry represents a major hotspot for... read more »

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Govt. commits to support food distribution program until end of October

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The government has provided more than $13.2 million to the National Food Distribution Programme (NFDP) to date,... read more »

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PAHO: Bahamas showing balance between reducing transmission and reopening

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Bahamas has proven that public health strategies can work to reduce transmission and strike a balance... read more »

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Govt. plans to extend emergency orders until October 31

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The government intends to to extend the public state of emergency and emergency orders until October 31,... read more »

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Downward trend: Family Islands on track to be virus free

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — As he underscored the recent downward trend of coronavirus cases, particularly in New Providence, Prime Minister Dr... read more »

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PM says Davis is COVID immune, blasts absence from House

PLP labels PM’s assertion “divisive and contradictory” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday suggested people previously infected... read more »

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Three days of suspected COVID deaths

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — For the third consecutive day, the Ministry of Health reported another death was being investigated to determine... read more »

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Extension of emergency order “nonsense” — says Q.C.

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The government’s intention to extend the public state of emergency and emergency orders for another month is... read more »

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PAHO Director: “If our health systems are not prepared, it is not the time to reopen”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director Dr Carissa F. Etienne yesterday urged countries to continue to take... read more »

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Remdesivir clinical trial being reviewed by PHA board

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Bahamas is still awaiting the first order of the drug Remdesivir to arrive in-country, in order... read more »

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Draft resolution recommends ‘hybrid’, and virtual parliamentary proceedings

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Speaker of the House of Assembly Halson Moultrie has recommended that Parliament consider alternative and hybrid means to... read more »

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83-year-old man becomes latest victim of COVID-19, 24 more cases confirmed

NASSAU, BAHAMA — The Ministry of Health has confirmed the death of an 83-year-old man of New Providence due to... read more »

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House Speaker expects widespread quarantine of Parliament after staffer tests positive for COVID-19

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Speaker of the House of Assembly Halson Moultrie said he expects all parliamentarians and staff who attended... read more »

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“Changes” foreshadowed for voter registration and general election

Minister with responsibility for elections says no citizen will be disenfranchised or put at risk NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The government is... read more »

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Breezes used to house suspected COVID cases

However, facility houses ‘persons under investigation’ of COVID, not positive cases NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Health officials yesterday sought to clarify... read more »