Written by 1.02010 on July 22, 2020
BREAKING | Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis this morning apologized in the House of Assembly for the “stress and duress” caused after passengers who landed on New Providence from Grand Bahama and Florida last evening were placed in government quarantine upon landing. Passengers had not been advised in advance that they would be placed into quarantine upon arrival. Minnis said there was excess travel load as Grand Bahama’s borders were closing and the decision to place arriving passengers in quarantine was made to protect the safety of the country, which is experiencing a surge in COVID-19. There have been 90 new cases in the last two weeks (61 on Grand Bahama). Just before midnight last night, health officials reported the latest 20 cases. Officials have not provided any information on the travel history of the vast majority of the 90 cases.