Bahamas Not Out of the Woods Yet
Emergency Order continues until May 30th
A resolution was passed in the House of Assembly today to continue the national lockdown and curfew until May 30th.
Prime Minister Hubert Minnis, as he tabled the extension of the emergency order, said, he is aware that some people will be disappointed by the extension of the orders, as workers and businesses are affected as a result of the measures.
But Dr. Minnis said, “I assure them, and I assure all Bahamians and residents, that this short term sacrifice and pain is absolutely needed to reduce the spread of the virus, to protect the health and safety of those we love and to revive our economy as quickly as possible,” he said.
Health Minister Duane Sands stood in support of the resolution, stating that the extension is necessary.
“Now is not the time for us to relax our efforts and measures aimed at preserving health and life particularly for the most vulnerable inclusive of the elderly, disabled, as well as persons with chronic illnesses and other immune challenging conditions.”
Sands summed up, “The country wide lockdown will not last forever. They certainly need to remain in place for now.”