Monday 30 November, 2020

COVID in The Bahamas: State of emergency may be extended another month

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Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis has revealed plans to extend the state of emergency in The Bahamas to November 30.

He made the announcement while addressing the House of Assembly on Wednesday.

PM Minnis said the resolution will be tabled in the House during the next sitting.

A state of emergency was first declared in the territory on March 17 and has been extended several times since then.

The existing SOE orders were set to expire on October 30.

At last count, 6051 cases of COVID-19 were recorded in The Bahamas, 1258 of them still active.

Prime Minister Minnis said the proposed extension of the state of emergency is one in a long list of measures being taken by the government to slow the spread of the virus and in so doing protect the people of The Bahamas.

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