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MOH: Carnival Event Can Happen Safely

Health and Wellness Minister Dr. Michael Darville defending his ministry’s decision to grant permission for a series of carnival events later this month.

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NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Health and Wellness Minister Dr. Michael Darville defending his ministry’s decision to grant permission for a series of carnival events later this month.

Dr. Darville not only insists that they can happen safely despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic but also maintains the events industry should no longer be shuttered.



With the series of carnival-related events less than three weeks away, the Health and Wellness Minister says he is confident that the country’s current Covid situation creates a relatively safe environment for events that are expected to host hundreds of revellers.

Organizers of survival weekend have described it as three days of non-stop partying.

Included in the events is a two-mile road march that Road Parade Organizer and President of the Bahamas Carnival Band Owners Association Rafael Dean says will include up to 1,200 attendees.

The Ministry of Health approval letter for the event indicated permission was granted for 500 attendees, but Dean had called it a typo.

The health minister saw it differently saying the letter is clear.

So what has the health minister confident that the events will not become super spreaders?

He pointed to the protocols that were outlined in the approval letter.

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