PM Minnis to address nation today at 8 pm regarding Emergency Orders

The Prime Minister of the Bahamas - Hubert Minnis, would address the country today at 8 pm, in which he would provide information on the administration's plans regarding the COVID-19 Emergency Orders. 

Bahamas: The Prime Minister of the Bahamas – Hubert Minnis, would address the country today at 8 pm, in which he would provide information on the administration’s plans regarding the COVID-19 Emergency Orders. 

The office of the Prime Minister issued a statement in a press release that states that the House of Assembly would meet this coming Tuesday, 10 August 2021, to table a Resolution to extend the existing emergency powers orders. 

On the following day, on 11 August 2021, the House of Assembly would debate and pass the Resolution. The Senate would meet at 3 pm on Tuesday, 10 August 2021, to table the same Resolution and meet on Thursday, 12 August 2021 to debate and pass the Resolution.

Despite this, the Prime Minister would also provide an update on the additional COVID-19 vaccine supplies. 

The press release statement further cited, “The Bahamian economy has shown remarkable growth in recent months. Bahamians are getting back to work. The Prime Minister wants to protect our economic growth and job creation, ensuring Bahamian businesses can operate responsibly while also protecting public health.”

PM Minnis has asked the citizens to follow the COVID-19 health protocols such as – to wear masks properly, remain physically distant when out, and wash or sanitize their hands frequently. He has also encouraged the citizens to get their doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. 

In addition, according to the statistics, since the COVID-19 pandemic has started, the island country has reported a total of 15,537 infections of the coronavirus. 

While so far, the Caribbean island has reported a total of 304 deaths amid the contagious COVID-19 pandemic. 

Earlier, this month the government of the Bahamas has received the third tranche of the 33,600 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines via the COVAX Facility. The COVID-19 vaccines arrived at Jet Nassau, FBO, and were welcomed by Prime Minister Minnis, Minister of Health Wells and officials from PAHO and the Bahamas Ministry of Health.