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One additional confirmed COVID-19 case

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there is one (1) additional confirmed case of COVID- 19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to one hundred and seven (107). There have been eleven (11) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Grand Bahama, eighty-two (82) confirmed cases in New Providence, one (1) confirmed case in Cat Cay, and thirteen (13) confirmed cases on the island of Bimini.

NAD Reports Success in Borders Reopening

So far, so good at the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) in terms of reopening the country’s borders to international commercial flights in a COVID-19 environment.

Enhanced Covid Tracing

“This team will support the ministry’s workforce as we prepare for a possibility of increases in cases anticipated with the reopening of the economy. This programme is adapted from John Hopkins University curriculum and includes seven training models that would be offered virtually to participants and the Surveillance Unit is modifying the programme to make it relevant to The Bahamas.”

Senators Lock Horns

Leader of Opposition Business in the Upper Chamber, Senator Fred Mitchell has called on the government to explain the entry of workers at the Baker’s Bay resort reportedly without COVID-19 tests.

MOH Enters Partnership with PAHO and UB

Dr. Merceline Dahl-Regis, COVID-19 Task Force Coordinator and Special Adviser to the Prime Minister said to enhance its surveillance activities for contact tracing, the Ministry of Health has entered into a partnership with the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) and the University of The Bahamas to establish a contact tracing training course.