State of emergency to be extended to Nov. 30

State of emergency to be extended to Nov. 30
Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis.

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.

7 comments

There is absolutely no reason for Abaco to still be under these restrictions – check the numbers!!

This Guy is.distroying yhis countru
The opposition shoul immediately call for a No confidence.vote and send him home.

Tthe state of emmrrgency in the Bahamas,needs to be Extended for as long as needs to be until this Virus is Handled????

The options are 1. Disipline 2. Death…pick one the latter may not happen to you but consider your loved ones…it could happen needlessly to one of them.

This is akin to burying your head in the sand and hope the danger passes you by. Never works. Why not get proactive, and do what my country has miserably failed in doing, develop a plan based on science, not politics. Mandatory free testing, continued social distancing and rigorous contact tracing. You can’t hide from this virus, but you can contain it. Good luck my dear friends.

Prime Minister I hope n pray this is a act of God how U running this country,n not because U are the prime Minister of the Bahamas n U can do what ever U plz.there are some praying people in this Bahamas n God have no respect of a person. Am not knocking what U are doing because am one of God’s servant U keeping u in prays that God help n give U wisdom knowledge and understanding not just for your sake but for the people in the Bahamas as well.
Have a bless day🙏

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