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Public servants must return to work on June 29

Three months after a state of emergency was declared, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis ordered all public servants to report to work on Monday, June 29.

He said those employees with “compromised health systems” and certain illnesses that put them among vulnerable groups are allowed to work remotely for two months if they receive a medical certificate.

“Permanent Secretaries are to implement a shift system in support of social distancing for a period of two months in Ministries and Departments,” he said.

However, he did not outline further health and safety protocols for public workers.

“I have no doubt we will get through the present time. I know this because of our faith in Almighty God.”

“I know this because I have seen the resilience of our people, and the bravery of the first responders, uniformed branch members, medical personnel and public officers and private citizens who responded to Hurricane Dorian and the COVID-19 pandemic with hope, with courage and with generosity of spirit,” Minnis said.

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