State of Emergency to be extended until September 30

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis yesterday tabled a resolution in Parliament seeking to extend the COVID-19 state of emergency and emergency orders until September 30.

The extension comes as the country experiences a surge in coronavirus cases, with Grand Bahama emerging as a hotspot.

“I only want to remind and inform the Bahamian populace that COVID-19 is not going anywhere,” Minnis said, after laying the document just before 7pm.

“It’s going to be here with us until we have developed a vaccine, so we must learn to live with it.