COVID-19 Bahamas Updates

Covid-19 Updates:

COVID-19 Update Press Conference – 26 March 2020


- Good afternoon, Today I would like to provide you with our latest update on COVID-19 in The Bahamas. As of Thursday, 26th March, the Ministry of Health has confirmed 9 cases of the virus in The Bahamas. The first four previously announced cases are in New Providence. The fifth case is in Grand Bahama and […]


Emergency Orders COVID-19 No. 2 – 25 March 2020


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Prime Minister Minnis announces 24-hour curfew


- Prime Minister Minnis announces 24-hour curfew, closure of airports, beaches, docks and ports Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis has announced a new and expanded Emergency Powers Order to fight the COVID-19 coronavirus, including a 24-hour curfew that takes effect Tuesday 24 March and the closure of airports, beaches, docks and ports. The […]


NATIONAL ADDRESS: Emergency Order Update


- NATIONAL ADDRESS (2) – COVID-19 The Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis Prime Minister  23 March 2020 My Fellow Bahamians and Residents: Good evening. The COVID-19 virus and threat that the world and The Bahamas are facing is a matter of life and death. While most people who contract the virus will recover, many have died […]


Press Statement: Covid-19 Press Conference


- Press Conference COVID-19 Update Minister of Health Dr. the Hon. Duane Sands Sunday 22 March 2020 Good afternoon, Today I would like to provide an update on the COVID-19 coronavirus in The Bahamas. As of Sunday, 22nd March, the Ministry of Health has confirmed four cases of COVID-19 in The Bahamas. These cases are in […]


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 […]


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 […]


Prime Minister Minnis: Panic buying not necessary


- Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis appealed to Bahamians and residents to stop panic buying food and hoarding supplies in reaction to news of the COVID-19 virus. “There is no need for it,” the Prime Minister said on Tuesday 17 March following a meeting with local wholesalers and suppliers at the Office of […]


Prime Minister outlines COVID-19 response


- Schools closed, restricted travel expanded, additional medical resources secured The Government has announced the closure of all public schools and expanded the list of restricted travel countries to include Europe and the UK as part of the national response to the COVID-19 coronavirus, Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis announced on Sunday night […]


National Address: Update COVID-19


- National Address – Update on COVID-19 Response Sunday 15 March 2020 Fellow Bahamians and Residents: The Bahamas today confirmed its first case of COVID-19 here in New Providence. We have been monitoring this crisis on a daily basis over the past many weeks. This includes monitoring developments in our region and in our North American […]


COVID-19 testing lab in New Providence


- Lab with capacity to test for COVID-19 established in New Providence A laboratory with the capacity to test for the COVID-19 virus has been established at the National Reference Laboratory in New Providence, said Chief Medical Officer Dr. Pearl McMillian. The lab was set-up last week and is part of the Ministry of Health’s ongoing […]


National update on COVID-19


- REMARKS  COVID-19 UPDATE  Good afternoon. As a husband, father and grandfather, the outbreak of COVID-19 is a matter of grave concern. As a Doctor it is equally concerning. I have instructed this government and its health officials in particular to do everything in our power to combat, communicate and if needed contain this health risk. […]