COVID-19 Bahamas Updates

Press Releases


National Food Distribution Task Force providing emergency food assistance to vulnerable Bahamians and residents

The Government has injected $1.4 million into the National Food Distribution Task Force since the public/private group was established to provide emergency food assistance for vulnerable Bahamians and residents affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, said Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis. The Task Force is delivering emergency food assistance for 12 weeks, from

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  • New travel requirements for returning Bahamians and residents traveling abroad for short periods

    Bahamians and residents traveling outside The Bahamas for a period of 72 hours or less will be exempted from the negative PCR COVID-19 test required to enter the country, Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis announced on Monday. However, those Bahamians and residents returning from short travel periods may be required to quarantine

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  • Prime Minister Minnis announces reopening of beaches, gyms and public transportation

    Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis announced in the House of Assembly today that the country has started to move into Phase 5 of the phased re-opening of the economy and social activities.  However, he urged Bahamians and residents to continue to be careful and vigilant as the country re-opens. “We should not

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  • Prime Minister Minnis accepts $20,000 donation in medical supplies

    Prime Minister and Minister of Health the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis accepted $20,000 worth of medical supplies donated by the Rhode Island National Guard State Partnership Program to the Ministry of Health. Commander Kevin Self from the Office of Defense Cooperation, United States Embassy Nassau handed over the donation which included Continuous Positive Airway

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  • Prime Minister Minnis announces relaxation of restrictions on beaches, weekend lockdowns and business operations

    Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis announced the further relaxation of restrictions as part of the Government’s phased approach to re-opening the country on Thursday 4 June during a COVID-19 press briefing at the Office of the Prime Minister. Relaxations include the removal of weekend lockdowns, effective 13 June. While the weekend lockdowns

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