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Bahamas: Health teams mobilized as COVID-19 cases skyrocket across archipelago

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(Eyewitness News) NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Health officials have launched an urgent assessment into islands in the southern and central Bahamas as COVID-19 cases skyrocket on several Family Islands in recent weeks.

In a statement on the matter yesterday, the Ministry of Health advised that COVID-19 surveillance and enforcement units were sent to Inagua, North Eleuthera and the Berry Islands with the intention to review COVID-19 cases, tighten surveillance protocols and better support those who need to isolate and quarantine.

It noted that for more than a year, widespread testing has been underutilized in the country’s fight against the spread of the virus, and the government intends to move forward with its promise to implement free testing.

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