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Minister of Health Renward Wells.

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Wells: Vaccine will be in the country by end of the week

MINISTER of Health Renward Wells says the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine will be in the country by the end of this week.

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‘We’ll listen to valuable ideas’

HEALTH Minister Renward Wells says while his ministry considers all recommendations made by medical experts to help strengthen the country’s fight against the COVID-19, it will only follow those that are “salient” and “valuable”.

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Wells: Govt will decide over stricter travel rules

HEALTH Minister Renward Wells said yesterday the government will have to decide whether stricter travel protocols are needed to limit the possibility of imported cases of new strains of COVID-19 from countries that pose the “greatest risk”.

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Wells defends day five testing shortfall

HEALTH Minister Renward Wells yesterday defended the country’s travel protocols after concerns were raised over the number of travellers not complying with fifth day rapid antigen test travel requirement.

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Ministry: No one under 18 will be administered COVID-19 vaccine

The Ministry of Health on Wednesday said it wished to clarify that no one under the age of 18 years of age, including children in The Bahamas, will be administered the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Wells: Too soon to tell if we were naughty or nice

HEALTH Minister Renward Wells said officials will not know until mid-January if holiday celebrations will lead to an uptick in COVID-19 cases.

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OFFICIALS ALERT OVER U.K. STRAIN: No immediate plans for travel ban - but that could change

WITH a new strain of COVID-19 spreading in parts of England, Health Minister Renward Wells said while there are no immediate plans to impose a travel ban against the UK, officials will continue to closely monitor the situation.

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Three-point plan to boost nurse numbers

WITH the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to strain healthcare workers, Health Minister Renward Wells said the government is hoping to hire nurses from abroad to aid in the fight.


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