Robinson Begs Young People to ‘Get in the Fight’ Against Covid-19
MP Travis Robinson and Dr. Hubert Minnis admonish young Bahamians not to assemble for mass gatherings
Bain and Grants Town MP Travis Robinson pleaded with young Bahamians to adhere to Covid-19 protocols, following Prime Minister Hubert Minnis’ rationale for the national lockdown from 10pm to 5am.
Robinson, who is the youngest member of parliament in the House of Assembly said, “Follow the protocols. We have inherited lately, a lot of young persons who have become super spreaders, who are gathering in large crowds. I want to encourage them to follow the protocols put in place by the public health authorities, and to realize that all of us have a hand to play in this.
“If each of us does our part, the sooner, the better, we’ll be able to get out of this, better than we went into it.
Robinson continued, “All young persons under the sound of my voice, get in the fight, do your part, social distance, wash your hands, be mindful of the places where you go and the people that you see. And most importantly wear a mask.
Dr. Minnis who spoke earlier in the House of Assembly said 10pm to 5am are the most active times for mass gatherings and parties. He said although there is no scientific evidence to prove this, 5 to 10 years later, the country will be forced to explain how it managed the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Ten to five is the most active period within our setting and that is demonstrated by Waterloo. That is demonstrated by the restaurants in the east, the restaurants in the west. Young people don’t party before eight o’clock,” Minnis said.
“When I was in university, I would go to bed at 8 o’clock and then I get up at 11:30, because I’m not going to party until 12.
“I’m certain the young people do that today. That was the most active time. That was my most active time.
He recalled an incident when police closed down a mass gathering of 150 people, saying that that one infection can cause a meltdown of the entire country.
“Therefore we warn people about gathering. Gatherings can be dangerous,” Dr. Minnis said.