Bahamas: The government of the Commonwealth of Bahamas has announced that Bullocks Harbour and Great Harbour Cay islands would extend for two more days and to remain until 5 am Monday, 7 June 2021, amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
This comes in accordance with the Emergency Powers – COVID 19 Pandemic and Management and Recovery for Bullocks Harbour and Great Harbour Cay Lockdown under Amendment – No.4 Order, 202, issued by the Bahamas government lockdown has been extended from 14 days to 16 days.
Bullocks Harbour and Great Harbour Cay islands
were put under a lockdown on 22 May to slow and constrain the spread of the COVID-19 mutant in these communities.
In a press release, the government further informed that the Emergency Powers of COVID 19 Pandemic – (Management and Recovery), Bullocks Harbour and Great Harbour Cay Lockdown under Amendment – No.4 Order, 2021, is available at opm.gov.bs. Website.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic started, the Bahamas has recorded 11,930 cases of the deadly coronavirus, out of which a total of 10,809 people have been recovered from the COVID-19 mutant in the island.
A total of 230 individuals have died because of the deadly virus. Currently, there are a total of 685 active cases of COVID-19 on the island.
As of 29 May 2021, a total of 46,378 individuals have received their first jab of the COVID-19 vaccine in the Bahamas, which is around 11.9 per cent of the population where as a total of 8,659 people have received a second dose of their coronavirus vaccine and are fully vaccinated now which is around 2.2 per cent of the population of the Bahamas.
The Seafarer COVID-19 Welfare Survey has announced that according to the responses of the Seafarers, 87 per cent have yet not received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.