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UPDATED: Nationwide lockdown from Wednesday 9pm till next Tuesday

ANOTHER nationwide lockdown will begin at 9pm on Wednesday and last until 5am next Tuesday as the country fights the novel coronavirus, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis announced in the House of Assembly on Monday.

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Police probe patient data leak

ROYAL Bahamas Police Force investigators are expected in Grand Bahama today to investigate how confidential patient records were leaked from the Rand Memorial Hospital and disseminated on social media, Commissioner Paul Rolle told The Tribune yesterday.

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Alphabet soup! Families given shopping day rota

THE Office of the Prime Minister has announced that starting today, a food shopping schedule will come into effect for the entire country.

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‘I wished we could have said goodbye’: Wife’s sadness as leading specialist claimed by virus

THE death of Dr Judson Eneas, 72, due to COVID-19 complications left his wife unable to say goodbye to her husband of nearly 50 years. On Tuesday, March 31, Dr Eneas was taken to hospital after his condition began to decline. He suffered through symptoms of the virus for several days prior to his death, according to his nephew.

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Woman arrested for making threats to officers

POLICE have arrested a woman for making threats against officers.

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Man hurt after gun shots fired

A GRAND Bahama man was shot on Thursday night, police said.

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COVID-19: Ministry confirms fifth death, one new case

The Ministry of Health has confirmed the overnight death of Case #18, a 72-year-old man and health care worker from New Providence who was hospitalised with no history of travel. Investigations are being conducted. This brings the total number of deaths to five.

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Food shopping schedule announced

The Office of the Prime Minister has announced that starting tomorrow, Monday 6 April, until further notice, the following food shopping schedule comes into effect for the entire Bahamas.

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UPDATED – COVID-19: Fifth death confirmed, four new cases

SUNDAY MORNING UPDATE: Dr Judson Eneas, 72, died last night in hospital after testing positive for COVID-19, confirmed Health Minister Dr Duane Sands. He is the country's first physician to die from COVID-19 and the fifth victim of the virus.

Tributes paid as physician dies of COVID-19

Dr Judson Eneas, 72, died last night in hospital after testing positive for COVID-19, confirmed Health Minister Dr Duane Sands.

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Police establish WhatsApp number due to high volume of 311 calls

The police wish to inform the public that, due to the high volume of calls to their 311 number, many people are not getting through to the COVID-19 Command Center.

Patient’s death investigated

A GRAND Bahama resident with COVID-19 died overnight and officials are investigating whether the death was related to the virus.

Elizabeth Estates Clinic reopened after temporary closure

THE Ministry of Health has announced that the Elizabeth Estates Clinic, which was temporarily closed for cleaning, was reopened to the general public on Tuesday.

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UPDATED: Complete shutdown of all services from 8pm Friday until 5am Monday

Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis announced on Friday more stringent measures to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus, including a complete shutdown of all services in the country until Monday morning.

Special flight to London for British tourists, short-term visitors

THE British High Commission in Nassau has announced a special flight to take remaining British tourists and short-term visitors back to London.