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Prime Minister Minnis announces additional relaxation measures for Grand Bahama and other islands

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis today announced additional relaxation measures for the island of Grand Bahama and other Family Islands, including the resumption of in-store service for retailers and indoor dining at most restaurants. These changes apply to all islands listed in the Second Schedule, except New Providence. The

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  • New Family Island Emergency Order Provisions

    The Office of the Prime Minister advises the following measures will begin Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 5 a.m. for Grand Bahama, Andros, Crooked Island, Acklins, Eleuthera, Cat Island, Exuma, Bimini, the Berry Islands, Mayaguana, Inagua and Abaco. The curfew for these islands will be 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. daily.  Permitted commercial activities include:

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  • Curfew implemented on Acklins and Crooked Island

    The Office of the Prime Minister wishes to advise that a 10pm – 5am curfew and all provisions as outlined in the Emergency (COVID 19 Pandemic) (Storm Preparedness) Order, 2020 will apply to the islands of Acklins and Crooked Island, effective immediately. The provisions are being applied to both islands on the advice of health officials. On

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  • Prime Minister Minnis announces plan to increase hospital bed capacity

    Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis today announced a strategy to increase the country’s hospital bed capacity to accommodate the increase in the number of COVID-19 patients and demand on the healthcare system. In a National Address on Sunday 9 August, the Prime Minister also announced the resumption of normal commercial and social

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  • Unit established to enforce COVID-19 health guidelines and monitor home quarantine

    A COVID-19 Enforcement Unit (CEU) has been established to help curb breaches of quarantine protocols and to carry out patrols of public spaces to ensure health guidelines are being followed, Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis announced on Monday 4 August. The COVID-19 Enforcement Unit Command Centre is now operational and is located

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