The Office of the Prime Minister has released a statement detailing two additional weekend lockdowns:
“With the rise in cases of COVID-19 in The Bahamas, and after consultation with local health officials and a review of the response of other jurisdictions due to the current global rise in cases, the Government of The Bahamas has decided to implement two additional weekend lockdowns.
These measures are being implemented to protect the lives and health of Bahamians and residents. The Government will undertake a careful review of the health data after these two lockdown periods.
The lockdown this coming weekend begins at 7 p.m., Friday, 31 July to 5 a.m., Tuesday, 4 August 2020 for all islands of The Bahamas, excluding Grand Bahama, where a complete lockdown is currently in place.
Food stores, gas stations, pharmacies and water depots will be permitted to operate on Saturday 1 August for the general public from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
On Tuesday, 4 August at 5 a.m., commercial and social activity may resume as outlined in the Emergency Powers (COVID-19 Pandemic) (No. 3) Order, 2020. Beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, 7 August to 5 a.m., Monday, 10 August a lockdown will be implemented for all islands of The Bahamas.
Food stores, gas stations, pharmacies and water depots will be permitted to operate on Saturday, 8 August for the general public from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.