In The Bahamas, 24-hour curfew implemented from 24-31 March as COVID-19 measures are intensified

Announcing “additional extraordinary and emergency measures contained within a new and additional Emergency Order”, Prime Minister Hubert Minnis has announced that “a curfew is imposed every day for 24 hours except as provided [in the Orders] or may be approved by the Commissioner of Police.”, from 24 to 31 March. The order provides that beaches remain closed, and that ports be closed to travel. The public will be allowed to leave their homes to exercise for 90 minutes per day, and roads are reserved for key workers, or for people carrying out essential purchases. The Bahamas has five confirmed COVID-19 cases at the time of writing.

In order to keep our readers up to date with the rapid evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Caribbean, we have outlined some key developments  for the week 20-27 March.

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