Wednesday, March 29, 2023

How Bahamians Are Moving Around Differently Due to COVID-19

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This recent report includes categories that are useful to social distancing efforts as well as access to essential services

Mobility in the Bahamas has tremendously decreased since the mandatory emergency order which restricts movement and imposes shutdown of services, to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Google Community Mobility Report gives insight into what has changed in the Bahamas, in response to policies implemented by Prime Minister Hubert Minnis, aimed at combating COVID-19.

Google prepared this report to help the public and public health officials understand responses to social distancing guidance.

Mobility trends for places like restaurants, cafes, shopping centers, theme parks, museums, libraries, and movie theaters, decreased by 67%.

Mobility trends for places like grocery markets, food warehouses, farmers markets, specialty food shops, drug stores, and pharmacies decreased by 34%.

Mobility trends for places like national parks, public beaches, marinas, dog parks, plazas, and public gardens decreased by 48%.

Mobility trends for places like public transport hubs such as subway, bus, and train stations decreased by 87%.

Mobility trends for places of work decreased by 52%.

Mobility trends for places of residence increased by 19%.

These insights were calculated based on data from users who have opted-in to Location History for their Google Account, so the data represents a sample of our users. As with all samples, this may or may not represent the exact behavior of a wider population.

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