Bimini’s ‘Reckless’ Partygoers Can Set the Country Back
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Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said the actions taken by partygoers in Bimini over the weekend is simply “irresponsible,” as the country tries to reopen.
Minnis told The Guardian “Something like that can set us back.”
The video, which made the rounds on social media shows a large crowd on a beach, where attendees wore no masks nor practiced social distancing. Attendees stood closely together, singing and dancing.
When asked if he would consider reimposing restrictions on Bimini, though not direct, Minnis said a decision would be based on data.
Why it matters?
Bimini reported 11 new cases on Sunday as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the Family Islands. Restrictions like weekday curfew and weekend 24-hour lockdowns were imposed on Eleuthera and Exuma after these islands saw high cases of the virus.
Bimini shares a total of 74 COVID-19 with Cat Cay.
Police has citated the organisers and partygoers of the event.