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Bahamas PM & DPM in voluntary quarantine; COVID-19 traces to Nassau Office

#Nassau, The Bahamas – August 11, 2020 – The Cabinet Office announces for general information that the Cecil Wallace-Whitefield Centre, which houses the Office of the Prime Minister, the Ministry of Finance and their agencies has been closed for cleaning and sanitization following exposure to COVID-19.

The Ministry of Health’s Surveillance Unit has initiated contact tracing to determine the level of exposure to employees and visitors to the Cecil Wallace-Whitfield Centre.

At this point there has been no confirmation that the Prime Minister or the Deputy Prime Minister have been exposed.

File photo: Cecil Wallace-Whitfield Center, Nassau, Bahamas

Out of an abundance of caution, the Prime Minister and the Deputy Prime Minister will voluntarily enter into self-quarantine until further instructions from the Ministry of Health.

Other employees of the Cecil Wallace-Whitfield Centre are encouraged to self-quarantine until further instructions are issued by the Ministry of Health.

Bahamas Information Services press release

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