Davis: A Wise Move to Not Impose a 2-Week Lock Down on New Providence
Leader of the Opposition is praising the government for not imposing a curfew on New Providence, as confirmed by Tourism Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar outside of Cabinet on Tuesday.
D’Aguilar addressed rumours that Prime Minister Hubert Minnis will impose a 2 week lock-down of New Providence as he has done in Grand Bahama, following a resurgence in COVID-19 cases. D’Aguilr said health officials do not think a lock down is necessary at this time.
Davis, at his monthly press conference, called the decision by the government, “wise.”
He said it is important to keep the Bahamian people safe while maintaining the economy.
“A lock down would be devastating. We do know that it was being contemplated, as we were advised that it was an option being considered by the government. I’m happy to note that, that may be the decision not to lock the country down, particularly New Providence,” Davis said.
New Providence recorded 16 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, which is believed to be the highest number of cases ever confirmed in a single day for the island.