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COVID-19 shuts down BIS

An employee of Bahamas Information Services has tested positive for coronavirus, prompting the government’s information arm to close its doors for three days.

“The offices of Bahamas Information Services (BIS), in the old radio section of the Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas on Rusty Bethel Drive, will be closed to the public for three days from Monday, 28 September, 2020 for cleaning and sanitization following the positive testing of a staff member for COVID 19,” Cabinet Office said in a statement on Monday.

BIS will resume normal business on Thursday.

BIS is the latest government agency to be impacted by the community spread of Covid-19.

Princess Margaret Hospital’s executive offices are also closed for deep cleaning and sanitization after a positive case was identified. The offices were closed on Sunday and will reopen on Tuesday.

Hours before PMH announced the closure of its offices, the Ministry of Health revealed that no COVID-19 dashboard would be released on Sunday.

“The Ministry of Health announces that due to circumstances beyond its control, the Ministry of Health Dashboard will not be produced and disseminated today, Sunday, 27th September, 2020.

However, the next Dashboard will be published tomorrow, Monday, 28th September, 2020,” health officials said in a statement.

As of Saturday, there were 3,838 COVID-19 cases.

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