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Health Minister Dr Duane Sands.

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TEST KITS FLIGHT: PM confirms protocol breach; Sands – ‘I intend to continue my work‘

Duane Sands does not plan to resign from Cabinet over his actions related to six permanent residents who arrived in the country last week with COVID-19 supplies and were allowed to self-isolate in their homes. “I intend to continue my work for the Bahamian people in my capacity as minister of health and I will do it to the best of my ability,” he told The Tribune yesterday.

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Govt examining quarantine options for those returning

THE government is looking at several housing options in which to quarantine Bahamians who return home after being stuck abroad amid the COVID-19 crisis, according to Health Minister Dr Duane Sands. His comments came after Prime Minister Dr Hubert Mi

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‘We didn’t threaten doctors’

HEALTH Minister Dr Duane Sands said yesterday he was “flabbergasted” to learn of doctors allegedly being threatened with non-contract renewal if they choose not to volunteer in the COVID-19 fight.

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COVID-19 test results awaited after Bimini woman dies

MINISTRY of Health officials are awaiting test results to determine whether a Bimini woman who died in Nassau Monday night was positive for COVID-19.

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Testing is only available in New Providence, says Sands

TESTING for the novel coronavirus is only available in New Providence, Health Minister Dr Duane Sands revealed yesterday.

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'Only a matter of time' before Bahamas identifies its first coronavirus case

IT is only a matter of time before The Bahamas identifies its first case of the coronavirus, Health Minister Dr Duane Sands said yesterday.

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Coronavirus: One more in quarantine

A BAHAMIAN returning to the country from China on Thursday was placed in quarantine bringing the total number in isolation to three, as cases of COVID-19 increase around the world.

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Virus: Four passengers placed in quarantine

FOUR Bahamians are currently in quarantine after travelling on a Canadian flight with a passenger that tested positive for the novel coronavirus, also referred to as COVID-19.

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Bahamas Diabetic Association's funding decreases

HEALTH Minister Dr Duane Sands says he would be concerned about Bahamas Diabetic Association’s funding but had not received any intervention or request made by the association.

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China virus: No more in quarantine

ALL those who were under quarantine amid fears of the spread of the deadly coronavirus have been released, Health Minister Dr Duane Sands said yesterday.

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Dr Sands says coronavirus cruise ship report is 'non-story'

HEALTH Minister Dr Duane Sands urged the public to avoid spreading “unverified information,” after reports alleging that a Royal Caribbean Cruise ship carrying passengers believed to have been exposed to the new Coronavirus, suggested that the ship was recently docked in Bahamian waters.

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China virus - nine now placed in quarantine

A PRIVATE plane carrying 14 people from China was denied entry to The Bahamas because of travel restrictions designed to fend off the fast-spreading coronavirus, which has killed more than 300 people.

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PLAYING SAFE: Entry controls on anyone who visited China in last 20 days, Two local residents already in quarantine at undisclosed location

THE government has banned travel from China because of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, the fast-spreading epidemic that has killed 171 people and infected thousands overseas.


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