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The Office of the Prime Minister wishes to advise that in accordance with the Emergency Powers (COVID 19 Pandemic) (Lockdown) (Amendment) (No. 4) Order, 2020, the following will apply to the island of New Providence only:
The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are fifty-three (53) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to one thousand eighty-nine (1089).
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 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.