Friday, September 24, 2021

How Bad Is It? Enough to Retighten Restrictions as COVID-19 Cases Spiral

The government will retighten COVID-19 restrictions as health officials battle the latest swell in new infections.

Health officials confirmed 110 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, which brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 13,957.

A fifty-year-old woman from New Providence died on Thurday. This brings the total number of
confirmed COVID-19 deaths to 280. Twenty-three deaths are still being investigated.

Here are the new measures:

  1. Curfew changes on Monday from 10 pm to 5am for New Providence, Grand Bahama, North and South Eleuthera and Harbour Island.
  2. Unvaccinated travelers will require a PCR negative test.
  3. Church services will be reduced to 33% capacity and limited to 1 hour of service.
  4. Political groups are limited to 5 people and must be fully vaccinated.
  5. Weddings are limited to 30 people, excluding the officiant.
  6. Funerals are limited to the outdoors with a maximum of 30 people excluding workers and the officiant.
  7. Restaurants are limited to outdoors and takeaway services.
  8. Spas will be prohibited.
  9. Exercise groups are limited to a maximum of 10 people. There will be no recreational or sporting activities.
  10. Groups congregating on the beaches and parks should be no more than 5 people.
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