Minnis Imposes Strict Measures for Exuma Too
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Exuma’s COVID-19 cases are spiking, and like Eleuthera, restricted measures will be imposed to contain the spread of the infectious virus, Prime Minister Hubert Minnis announced on Wednesday night.
Why it matters
Thirty new cases of the virus were recorded for the week. As of November 10th, 79 total cases were recorded for the island, 29 are active cases, 2 individuals are hospitalized and one death was recorded due to COVID-19.
What are the new measures for the island?
The cays are excluded.
- The 24-hour weekend curfew will be implemented beginning Friday 13th from 6 pm to 5 am.
- During the weekend lockdown, businesses will be closed.
- Weekday curfew is 6 pm to 5 am beginning Thursday 12th.
- Businesses are permitted to open during the weekday, but Fishfry, bars, and restaurants connected to bars are not allowed to operate.
- Domestic travel is prohibited in and out of Exuma.
- A negative PCR test is required if an individual must travel from Exuma.
- Grave-side funerals are permitted, only with a limited number of 10 people, excluding the officiant.
- Weddings are limited to 10 people, excluding the officiant.
- Repass and receptions are forbidden.
- Churches can hold virtual services.
- 10 people allowed in-person church services.
- No in-person class sessions.
What PM Minnis said
- Dr. Minnis said the data show that the situation in Exuma needs urgent action, thus officials have increased the nursing team on the island. A team will visit the island to further assess the situation.
- He said the measures are short notice but they are essential to curtailing the spread on that island