NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The government intends to extend the public state of emergency to November 30.
Addressing the House of Assembly this morning, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis announced the resolution will be tabled at the next sitting.
The state of emergency was set to expire at the end of October.
A state of emergency was declared on March 17.
It has been extended numerous times since then.
The official opposition did not support the extension of the emergency powers to October 31 .
New Providence continues to experience a surge of COVID-19 cases.
New Providence and Abaco were placed under increased restrictive measures on October 9.
This includes the resumption of a nightly curfew between 7pm and 5am and a 24-hour weekend curfew beginning Fridays at 7pm and ending Mondays at 5am.
Today, the prime minister tabled the Emergency Powers (COVID-19 Pandemic (No. 8) Order, 2020.
As of yesterday, there were 6,051 cases of the virus, of which 1,258 were active.