PM Sends Strong Warning as Beaches Reopen on Monday
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Dr. Hubert Minnis threatens beaches closure if Bahamians assemble on beaches in large groups
Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said Bahamians’ adherence to beach protocols this week, can determine the opening of beaches during the Independence weekend.
“Depending on the results of the beaches monitoring during this upcoming week, we will make a determination on whether the beaches will remain opened or closed on the Independence Holiday weekend,” Dr. Minnis said.
All beaches and parks reopen on Monday, but beachgoers must follow strict guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Dr. Minnis said masks are to be worn by all persons, Bahamians, residents and visitors, entering and exiting the beaches.
And gatherings on the beaches of more than five persons are strictly prohibited.
He said infractions can result in a fine under the Emergency Orders, as an enforcement team will be monitoring this risk closely.
Dr. Minnis said mass gatherings may result in the immediate closure of the respective beach.