Bahamas: The government of the Bahamas, in accordance with the Emergency Powers – COVID 19 Pandemic, Management and Recovery – Amendment – (No. 3) Order, 2021, has announced updates in daily curfew timings for South Andros and the Berry Islands. The new timings have been moved to 10 pm – 5 am.
According to the amendment order, during curfew hours, the harvesting of crabs is permitted on the Berry Islands, and South Androsthat from 10 pm – 5 am, whereas harvesting of crabs is permitted on North and Central Andros and Cat Island between the hours of 8 pm and 5 am or as otherwise approved by the Royal Bahamas Police Officer in Charge.
Farmers of North and Central Andros and Cat Island are now allowed to visit their farms and water them, tend and harvest in between 9 am to 3 pm, according to the updates in the Emergency Powers – COVID 19 Pandemic, Management and Recovery, North Andros, Central Andros and Cat Island Lockdown, Amendment) (No. 4) Order, 2021.
As per the updates, businesses on South Andros and the Berry Islands can work between the hours of 6 am and 9 pm. With this, schools
are also allowed to conduct exams on North and Central Andros and Cat Island during the lockdown time.
For further information regarding the amendments in COVID-19 emergency orders, people can visit – opm.gov.bs.
According to the statistics, a total of 12,024 cases of the novel coronavirus has been reported on the Bahamas island since the pandemic started out, of which a total of 11,026 individuals have recovered from the deadly mutant.
Around 232 deaths have been reported in the nation amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The government of Bahamas has urged the citizens to obey the emergency orders and the COVID-19 health protocols.
A total of 55 037 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the Bahamas, and around 8,659 people have received their second dose of the vaccine and are fully vaccinated.