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PM Minnis to announce full seven-day lockdown tonight




Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis will announce a full one-week lockdown when he addresses the nation tonight at 8pm.


Some sources suggest the lockdown could take effect either tonight or tomorrow morning.


Insiders say the government has no choice but to lock the country down completely, prohibiting movement even to the food store, gas station and pharmacy to get the coronavirus crisis under control.





On Saturday, the country recorded a new daily high with 133 COVID-19 cases confirmed in one day. More than 100 of those cases were on New Providence where cases have been skyrocketing at an alarming level.


Health officials are concerned that many Bahamians are using trips to the few essential businesses open as an excuse to get out of the house and go joyriding and visit family members and friends.


They say some people still clearly aren’t taking the virus seriously even though it has infected over 1,300 people and killed 18 people, including a 37-year-old man in New Providence over the weekend.


On Friday, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Pearl McMillan said senior health officials were not ruling out a full lockdown in response to the frightening increase in cases.


“We need to have an actual functional lockdown where people aren’t actually moving around,” said Deputy CMO Dr. Delon Brennen.


“There’s no real reason for us to see what appears to be the same amount of movement and traffic that you would on a day when school is open,” he added.

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Gina Adderley
Gina Adderley
17. Aug. 2020

I don't even talk the bag they given out there is nothing in them couple who cans good who can last you a day or two but it's nothing to talk about but I still thankful for it but they can do better than that!! Now I can't even get some assistance from my sister in Indiana she want send me some money but all the money transfer closed it just frustrated 😠 nib no assistance yet cause they say I have to re-emply and Everytime I try to do it they say my last name don't match the nib record I don't know why but they have all the information from the first 8 weeks they do I hop…

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darian smith
darian smith
17. Aug. 2020

400000 people > 1315 people don’t be stupid. whats the percentage of those infected = not even 1%.

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Keisha Dean
Keisha Dean
17. Aug. 2020

I dont mind the protocols for lockdown, but there are closures to money transfer stores, I can't get money from family to buy essentials. The box of gricery is nice, but you still need essential like water meat, produce and toiletries

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pierremelissa220
17. Aug. 2020

What, we can't even manage with food and you're telling people to go to grocery stores but there's no work so how are we suppose to stay in for another week

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Gina Adderley
Gina Adderley
17. Aug. 2020

Ppl don't even have food to eat how we can do this one week inside Whit no food its hard

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