The Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) can confirm that there has been an increasing number of cases of COVID-19 across our healthcare facilities in New Providence and Grand Bahama. This occurrence is consistent with COVID-19 spread worldwide in hospitals, as there is a higher rate of infection among emergency room doctors and nurses given that they are the first point of contact for patients suspected of being COVID-19 positive.
The Royal Bahamas Defence Force acknowledges that the crawfish season has reopened and is on high alert to ensure this valuable and much sought after resource is protected from those who seek to poach or illegally harvest it.
The Cabinet Office announces for general information that the Ministry of Health Headquarters on Meeting and Augusta Streets will be closed this afternoon for deep cleaning and sanitization. It was discovered that a member of staff tested positive for COVID-19, but has not been into work since 28 th July 2020.
The Cabinet Office announces for general information that the Administrative Building, Northern Compound and the Security Office of the Ministry of Works have been closed for cleaning and sanitization following exposure to COVID-19. The Ministry of Health has initiated contact tracing to determine the level of exposure to employees and visitors to the buildings.
Bahamas Power and Light Company Ltd. (BPL) confirms that on Monday, August 10, 2020, we received a report of a single confirmed positive case of COVID-19 involving a contractor at the Clifton Pier Power Station (CPPS).