‘Do Not Go Overseas at This Time’
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PM Minnis pleads with Bahamians not to travel as COVID19 spike in the United States, but rather visit the Family Islands
Addressing the nation on Sunday, Minnis said, “I want to make a very strong plea to Bahamians and residents considering or planning to travel overseas for nonessential travel — to not go overseas at this time.”
Dr. Minnis said if you are thinking of travelling for non-essential or non-emergency reasons, “Please, I beg you, stay at home at this time. Please stay at home.”
He said a number of the cities and areas Bahamians and residents like to frequent in neighboring countries and cities are experiencing a dramatic rise in COVID-19 cases.
On Sunday, Florida Department of Health reported that the state added more than 8,500 new coronavirus cases to its tally, pushing Florida’s total to more than 141,000 as cases continued to rise rapidly.
Dr. Minnis said, “Many of these are hotspots where this very contagious virus is widespread.
“If you travel to these areas and go to malls, shops, restaurants and other establishments you might catch the virus.
“You could bring the virus home and community spread could start again.”
Dr. Minnis said your actions can damage the health of others and your actions could help worsen our economy if the country must lockdown again.
The Bahamas reopens for commercial flights on July 1st.