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rime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis today received a donation of Personal Protection Equipment from the board of directors, principals, management and staff of the Bahamas Striping Group of Companies. The donation will assist those in the frontlines in the fight against COVID-19. The donated equipment includes 200 protective suits; 8,000 medical gloves; 2,000 protective face shields; 10,000 surgical face masks and 5,000 KN95 protective face masks.
Minister of Health the Hon. Dr. Duane Sands explained that case identification, testing and isolation along with aggressive contact tracing and quarantine, as appropriate, are proven public health measures for controlling outbreaks. “In pandemics, such as we are currently experiencing due to COVID, these measures become most important given the potential for uncontrolled spread in populations with no previous exposure and therefore no one having immunity and everyone susceptible to infection,” Dr. Sands stated as he presented an Update on the COVID-19 Response in The Bahamas in the House of Assembly, April 27, 2020. He noted that case confirmation is tied to laboratory testing capacity and significant strides continue to be made in this area.
Following seven (7) years of unwavering and exemplary service to the region, Executive Director of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency, Mr. Ronald Jackson bids farewell to the Agency as of Thursday April 30, 2020. Mr. Ronald Jackson was appointed Executive Director of CDEMA on April 3, 2013 and has since provided outstanding leadership to the CDEMA Coordinating Unit and in the implementation of the Agency’s policies and programmes.
The Government is finalizing plans to secure a mandatory quarantine facility to accommodate the return of a number of Bahamians in the United States to New Providence, said Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis. There are approximately 200 Bahamians who want to return home, said the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister was speaking on Monday 27 April during a communication to the House of Assembly that included an update on the national response to COVID-19.
Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis today announced a measured approach to re-opening the economy in five phases and an assistance programme...