Bahamians Stuck Abroad to Come Home
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The prime minister says government is working on bringing citizens from abroad to the country amidst COVID-19 spread
Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said Bahamians who are abroad during the COVID-19 pandemic are about to come home.
Speaking in the House of Assembly on Monday, Dr. Minnis said there are approximately 200 Bahamians waiting to return to the country.
But he said upon their return, they will be quarantined in a designated facility.
“In keeping with the protocols of other countries, the government is finalizing plans to secure a mandatory quarantine facility to accommodate the return of a number of Bahamians in the United States to New Providence.”
He said the Bahamas cannot risk bringing nationals home potentially spreading the virus. But his government is working on the issue.
“We cannot risk doing this in the Bahamas because this could lead to a wider outbreak of the virus.
“I know that this has placed a burden on some Bahamians overseas. I understand the frustration and worry of their families here at home. We are working to try to resolve this matter in the best interest of all concerned and the best interest of the country,” he said.