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Update: Covid-19 hits Cat Island, Cat Cay




Two cases of coronavirus have been confirmed on Cat Island while three cases have been confirmed on Cat Cay, reliable sources on the ground tell the Gallery.


The residents were tested after they began displaying symptoms of the disease.


Cat Island’s District Administrator confirmed the cases on that island.


“As your District Administrator I was informed by the health professionals that there are presently two confirmed Covid 19 cases associated with Cat Island. At present, our initial protocols have began n we ask for the communities cooperation in our Contact Tracing Scheme,” said Neil Campbell.


“Honest verifiable information will allow us to better address our present situation.We will now take a ZERO TOLERANCE in regards to violators of the Covid Orders.”


“You are reminded to avoid visiting with the elderly or with persons with comorbidities. Also persons experiencing related symptoms are asked to call their local clinic for further directions.”


Campbell urged residents to cooperate and to be mindful to the health and wellbeing of others as they seek God’s protection.


This will be the first cases for that island. Prior to these cases, Covid-19 had only spread to New Providence, Grand Bahama, Bimini and Cat Cay.


It is unclear whether those persons will be transported to New Providence for treatment.


Residents on those islands are terrified as they do not have adequate healthcare resources and personnel to handle the potentially deadly virus, which is currently wreaking havoc on Grand Bahama.


This is a worst case scenario for the government, which had hoped to prevent the spread of coronavirus to the family islands, which do not have the same medical facilities as New Providence.


Bimini was recently given the all-clear after going on a two-week lockdown in May. That island had 13 cases.




Covid-19 hits Cat Island, Cat Cay


Two cases of coronavirus have been confirmed on Cat Island while three cases have been confirmed on Cat Cay, reliable sources on the ground tell the Gallery.


The residents were tested after they began displaying symptoms of the disease. They are currently in self-quarantine.


This will be the first cases for that island and cay. Prior to these cases, Covid-19 had only spread to New Providence, Grand Bahama, Bimini and Cat Cay.


Residents on those islands are terrified as they do not have adequate healthcare resources and personnel to handle the potentially deadly virus, which is currently wreaking havoc on Grand Bahama.


This is a worst case scenario for the government, which had hoped to prevent the spread of coronavirus to the family islands, which are in no position to handle a potential outbreak


Bimini was recently given the all-clear after going on a two-week lockdown in May. That island had 13 cases.

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