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No Decision On Inter-Island Travel Restrictions

Prime Minister Philip Davis responding to questions about the need for tougher restrictions for inter-island travel as some Family Islands see a spike in COVID-19 cases.

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Prime Minister Philip Davis responding to questions about the need for tougher restrictions for inter-island travel as some Family Islands see a spike in COVID-19 cases.

 



Amid an increase in Covid-19 cases on some islands, Prime Minister Philip Davis could not say whether government intends to impose restrictions on domestic travel to reduce the spread of the virus.

Grand Bahama, Abaco, Exuma and Inagua are among the islands that have seen a spike in cases in recent days.

Davis said part of the challenge The Bahamas faces as an archipelago is, the virus is appearing in each community at different scales. On Friday, the country confirmed a terrifying single day record – 818 new cases in one day. Seven-hundred thirty-four of which were on New Providence, alone. That was followed by 291 cases on Saturday and 349 cases on Sunday. Hospitalizations have returned to triple digits.

Opposition leader Michael Pintard called it irresponsible for the prime minister to disregard measures that he said could be useful in the future and suggested the government isn’t doing enough.

Davis also accused the former government of leaving the country in a sad state.

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