FACT SHEET: Emergency Powers (COVID-19) Regulations, 2020

The Governor General issued an Emergency Powers Proclamation effective Tuesday 17 March in an effort to combat the spread of Covid-19.  The Proclamation gives the Government the necessary powers to aggressively combat the COVID-19 emergency. The new emergency measures are to save lives and to protect The Bahamas, and are included in the Emergency Powers […]

Emergency Regulations provide legal powers to respond quickly to COVID-19

The Emergency Powers (COVID-19) Regulations, 2020 will put in place the legal powers for the Government to respond quickly and decisively to the COVID-19 crisis, said Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis. Prime Minister Minnis outlined the major components of the Regulations in the House of Assembly on Wednesday 18 March. The Regulations, […]

Prime Minister explains Emergency Powers (Covid-19) Regulations

House of Assembly Wednesday 18 March 2020 Mr. Speaker: Late last evening health officials confirmed two additional cases of individuals who tested positive for Covid-19 on New Providence. These individuals were identified through contact tracing. The Ministry of Health’s surveillance unit has aggressively undertaken contact tracing activities for the initial case reported. These contact tracing […]