Tuesday, October 27, 2020

The Bahamas on 120 Hour Complete Lock-down

Lock-down begins April 8th until April 14th

Prime Minister Hubert Minister said the government will impose longer lockdown periods over the coming weeks due to the fact that there are asymptomatic carriers of the virus.

In the House of Assembly on Monday, Dr. Minnis said in an ongoing urgent mission to save lives and to protect health, further emergency measures are “absolutely necessary.”

On Friday, Dr. Minnis imposed a 48 hour lockdown which began Friday evening at 8pm and was lifted at 5am Monday morning, when the country returned to the 24 hour curfew.

He said the longer lockdown will again be implemented on Wednesday 8th starting at 9:00 pm and will end at 5am on Tuesday 14th.

At the end of the lockdown period, the 24 hour curfew will again resume.

“The Lockdown means you may not leave the confines of your property, for any reason, unless there is an emergency or unless you are working in an entity which will be specifically named, or identified by the function being performed, in the Lockdown Order.

“This means you may not leave your property to exercise, even if it is in your immediate neighborhood. You must stay at home or in your own yard!” he emphasized.

Dr. Minnis added that when the country returns to the 24 hour curfew, people should not leave their homes at all, unless they are going out to buy essential items, such as groceries, water, gasoline or prescription pharmaceutical products, or if they have been designated as an “essential worker” in a Government Ministry, Corporation of Agency, or in any essential Service or Public Utility, whether publicly or privately owned, or if they are a designated essential worker in an “Exempted business, establishment or undertaking,” he said.

During the shutdown, all services are prohibited, with the exception of hospitals,the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, the Royal Bahamas Police Force, the media, security services, hotels with guests, emergency units of core publicly and privately owned public utilities, namely, electricity, water, telecommunications and a strictly limited number of exempted undertakings, such as international import or export trade.

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