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Bahamas: PM: New regime is “closer than many realize”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis said yesterday that while continuation of the emergency measures for another three months is necessary as the pandemic continues, the time is nearing when those measures will be done away with in favor of “common sense public health rules”.

He said that regime, however, will also be phased out, as he encouraged Bahamians to get vaccinated to achieve herd immunity — a move he said will allow a far swifter return to normalcy and economic rebound with more portions of the economy opening.

“When the time is appropriate, guided by our public health experts, we will move to a new regime outside of the current emergency measures,” Minnis said.

“That time is closer than many realize.

“Common sense public health rules will remain.

“However, this regime will in time be phased out.”

The prime minister said the government will continue to follow the science.

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