Thursday 26 November, 2020

Bahamas tightens COVID-19 measures on three islands

From tomorrow, an 8 pm to 5 am weekday curfew will be imposed on New Providence, Abaco and Grand Bahama.

Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said the decision to impose a curfew on Grand Bahama is to address any community spread cases.

Minnis told Bahamians: “Restrictions are not a punishment for the island with a problem. The restrictions are a public health tool to promote more physical distancing, which can save lives.”

Funeral and weddings on Grand Bahama have been limited to 10 people, not including the officiant or mortuary/cemetery workers.  

On Abaco, food stores may now open on Saturday from 6 am to 7 pm. 

All beaches and parks on New Providence and Abaco may open from November 2.

Groups are limited to five individuals and the COVID-19 Enforcement Unit will heavily monitor beaches and parks. 

Construction companies on islands under a 24-hour weekend curfew may apply to the Competent Authority for permission to operate.

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