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Wanted: 12 Missing From Quarantine

Dr Merceline Dahl-Regis

Dr Merceline Dahl-Regis

MINISTRY of Health officials cannot find 12 people who were in quarantine, COVID-19 response coordinator Dr Merceline Dahl-Regis said yesterday.

She said there are fewer than 250 people currently in quarantine, with many having completed their required 14-day period in isolation.

“Twelve of that number we have not been able to find,” she said.

Asked how this could happen, Chief Medical Officer Dr Pearl McMillan said: “We get addresses, contact numbers for all of our contacts. At times the address may not be exact, those phone contacts may not be listed.”

Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis announced last month that an app will be used to track people in quarantine.

Dr Dahl-Regis said the process of signing a contract to use an app to verify people’s whereabouts will soon be completed. She says the app will “draw a parameter around the quarantine site and then send an alarm should there be violation of that parameter.” She said officials are coordinating this with the Ministry of Health surveillance team, the Royal Bahamas Defence Force and law enforcement and will require the app for people in quarantine on all islands.

The penalty for breaking quarantine rules is a fine of up to $20,000 or up to five years imprisonment or both.

Comments

joeblow 8 months, 2 weeks ago

Please go back into retirement!

When I suggested in this forum almost one month ago that they put ankle bracelets (or similar technology) on these persons to track their movements some posters here asked why. Well this is why!

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tetelestai 8 months, 2 weeks ago

To your credit, Joeblow, you did offer that solution. And, yes, the tribune comment yappers did 'lynch' you for the recommendation.

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Hoda 8 months, 1 week ago

Seems strange one minute its rants about freedoms and government having no respect for democratic freedoms, tyrants, corrupt, who want to control the Bahamian ppl but you want pppl to wear ankle bracelets...innocent pppl, because 12 pppl, i guess...

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stislez 8 months, 2 weeks ago

We all kno some Bahamians dont listen, if man dem getting lock up for breaking curfew, wa make yall tink dey was gone SELF quarintine an not go out? You kno man dem always giving the cops wrong name an address, quarintine just like getting lock up in a way, so wa make yall tink dey wasnt gone do the sammmeeeeeeee ting? Time nassau so small to cant find people.

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TalRussell 8 months, 2 weeks ago

Chief Medical Officer Comrade Sister Dr Pearl might come Sunday want to dispatch search teams from The Royal Constabulary to check out the escapes Twelve's Best Mom's in colony's homes...after all Sunday is Mother's Day! Nod once for yeah, Twice for no?

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SandsShawn 8 months, 2 weeks ago

Those runaways will be back in SEVEN GOOD DAYS !

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