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Health Minister Duane Sands says beware of superspreaders who show no sign of COVID19


Minister of Health Duane Sands said particular areas of the country remain of utmost concern to healthcare officials as the specific areas identified are concentrated with the coronavirus cases.

He said there is still significant contact spread throughout the islands of Grand Bahama and New Providence.

“Areas east of East Street in New Providence are still of concern. However, residents of the entire island should continue to take the necessary precautions.

“In Grand Bahama, areas south of West Sunset Highway near Hunters, the immediate areas east of East Mall Drive, and Lucaya and Williams Town are of concern,” he said.

Sands said with the shutdown and curfew, many people were finding ways to circumvent the measures.

“For those who like to sneak out and break the rules let me warn you of who is out there, there are super-spreaders in our community. These are people who do not appear sick. They move around and spread the virus to large numbers of people.

“No one is afraid of them because they do not show symptoms. When you decide to have a party in the backyard, one of the people there might be a super-spreader,” he said

Sands gave this plea: “In order to avoid more deaths, in order for you not to be in intensive care alone fighting for your life, we are asking you to abide by the Emergency Orders and public health advice. Be physically distant. Or let me say that in a more common way: Stay away from people!”

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