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Davis: "It is so good to be home"

Updated: Nov 17, 2020

Opposition leader Philip Brave Davis returned to the Bahamas Covid-free on a rainy Friday afternoon after undergoing medical treatment at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia for the coronavirus.

Davis, whose flight landed at Jet Aviation at noon, was in good spirits as he was greeted by his wife Anne and members of the Progressive Liberal Party.

"It is wonderful to be back with Anne and my children. God bless you all. It is so good to be home," Davis said during brief remarks at Jet Aviation.

"Even while I was away, I never felt that far from home. Having family with me was a blessing. My daughters Phillippa and Christina and others. Imagine my surprise to find out that the lead nurse at the hospital where I was treated grew up in Andros at AUTEC. Bahamian roots and influence connecting all over the world," said Davis to cheers.

The Cat Island, Rum Cay and San Salvador MP was admitted to Doctor's Hospital in August and tested positive for Covid-19. Days later, he travelled to the United States, where his daughter works as a senior critical care physician, to undergo further treatment.

"We have our challenges in this country but there is so much that unites us. When times are tough we come through for each other and things are extremely tough and we remain a nation in crisis," said Davis who thanked Bahamians for their prayers and support during his illness.

"Other than near constant touch with my colleagues, who I thank for not missing a beat in the important work that we are doing ,we are all deeply concerned that the country is not headed in the right direction."

"We are going to need to summon the best and brightest among us in the country to overcome these difficult times. So it's back to work. I will have a lot more to say in the coming days," said Davis before he departed the airport.

The PLP leader is the first member of parliament to test positive for the coronavirus, which has infected 2,814 people and killed 65 Bahamians.

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