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

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Another COVID case in GB

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Health officials have confirmed a third case of coronavirus in Grand Bahama today. The latest case is... read more »

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Beach presents moderate-risk of COVID spread, says Texas Medical Assoc.

Former minister of health says US represents “greatest risk” to The Bahamas NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Physicians who comprise the Texas... read more »

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Undocumented migrant, GB woman are the latest COVID cases

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — An undocumented migrant in Grand Bahama and a Grand Bahamian woman became the latest confirmed cases of... read more »

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PAHO warns COVID-related deaths could rise as virus surges

“We are still in the first wave” says PAHO director NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director Dr... read more »

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Mixed reaction to beach closures

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis’ decision to close beaches on New Providence, Paradise Island and Grand Bahama... read more »

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Op-Ed: Public Emergency, Fundamental Rights & Parliamentary Oversight

By Alfred M. Sears, QC In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic in The Bahamas, the unintended expiration of the... read more »

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High-risk travelers will be denied entry

Multiple levels of screening to minimize risk of resurgence NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Health and tourism authorities yesterday said there are... read more »

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Health officials investigating COVID-19 test results for Baker’s Bay foreign workers

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Health authorities have revealed they are still waiting to receive proof of COVID-19 testing from a group... read more »

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Abaco business in breach of COVID orders temporarily shut down

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — An Abaco business has been shut down after authorities found patrons failing to adhere to the emergency... read more »

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WELCOME BACK: Airport officials project 500 international visitors

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — “We could not wait to come and see your beautiful beaches,” said Joannah Baboun, who travelled to... read more »

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Slowed rate of testing a reflection of reduced cases, suggests Forbes

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The slowed testing rates for the novel coronavirus in The Bahamas is a reflection of the reduced... read more »

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Travel restrictions to be lifted for China, Korea and Iran

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Bahamas will lift travel restrictions from previously excluded countries, including China, Europe’s bloc of countries, the... read more »

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HIGH RISK: PAHO says negative test requirement has proven unsuccessful   

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) official said yesterday The Bahamas is likely to observe an influx... read more »

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COVID-19 outbreaks to continue over next two years, says PAHO

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director Dr Carissa Etienne said while the region has adverted “greater tragedy” due... read more »

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Forbes: One in three symptomatic carriers can test negative

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Director of the National HIV/AIDS and Infectious Diseases Programme at the Ministry of Health Dr Nikkiah Forbes... read more »

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Brennen: No way to eliminate the risk

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Notwithstanding safety protocols, Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Delon Brennen said there is no perfect set of... read more »

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Suspected case tests negative for COVID-19

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A suspected COVID-19 patient who was airlifted to the capital from Exuma last week has tested negative... read more »

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Suspected COVID-19 patient lands in Exuma, airlifted to NP

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A Panamanian man suspected to have COVID-19 was allowed to disembark a cargo ship in Exuma, and... read more »

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TIMELINE: Eyes on COVID-19 in The Bahamas

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — It has been just over four months since The Bahamas recorded its first case of the new... read more »

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UK National Health Service approves COVID-19 treatment

Drug trials show risk reduction of mortality for those on oxygen, and ventilated patients NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The United Kingdom... read more »