Monday, May 29, 2023

Passport Office Closes after Suspect COVID-19 Case

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One employee at the Passport Office on Thompson Blvd is in quarantine for 14 days, following contact with a close relative, confirmed for the virus.

The office closed its door on Tuesday for sanitization and cleaning after the employee of the Passport Office reported to work at 9 am on Monday, and left promptly after receiving a call from the Ministry of Health informing that a close relative had tested positive for Covid-19.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the employee, who is asymptomatic and showing no symptoms of Covid-19 infection, was instructed to quarantine for 14 days.

The ministry asked that the employee be tested for Covid-19,  to allay the concerns of staff who may have contacted the employee.

The office will reopen on Wednesday 29th July at 9 am.

The Ministry said staff will contact all persons holding appointments for Tuesday and provide them with the necessary follow up information.

Customers are asked to use the online renewal portal at mofa.gov.bs for the quick renewal of adult passports.

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