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NASSAU, BAHAMAS – In just a few days masks will no longer be mandated at most places in the country. But, what led to the decision?

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NASSAU, BAHAMAS – In just a few days masks will no longer be mandated at most places in the country. But, what led the Davis administration to make the major decision? In this report, Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr. Philip Swann explains, but his reasoning seems a bit different from the ones given by the nation’s chief

Days ahead of the removal of the mask mandate, the acting chief medical officer is explaining why.

Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr. Philip Swann says the rationale behind several restrictions being lifted is for the public to exercise personal responsibility. He says the mask mandate is no exception. 

However, a different reason was given by Prime Minister Philip Davis who has repeatedly said vaccinations must first reach 70% before the masks are removed. 

Last week, government announced the mask mandate will be dropped on October 1st, except for those accessing healthcare facilities, visiting senior care homes, or in an indoor classroom setting. 

In a twitter post, the prime minister said the move was recommended by the advisory committee at the Ministry of Health and Wellness. 

When it was originally implemented, fines were levied against those found in breach of the rules mandating the wearing of mask. 

When asked if penalties will remain in place for this specific area, Swann said they have for the most part removed recommendations of fines. 

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