Beginning Monday, Bimini will be placed on a two-week lockdown in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis announced on Thursday.
Bimini, which has been identified as a COVID-19 hotspot, has recorded 13 cases, second in case numbers only to New Providence, which has 74.
The latest two cases were confirmed today, Minnis said.
“Bimini will be placed on a two-week lockdown in order to slow and control the community spread of the COVID-19 spread on this island,” he said during a national address.
“This lockdown will take effect on Monday at 9 p.m. until Saturday May 30 at midnight.”
Minnis added that the lockdown may be extended for a total of 14 days.
The prime minister said various measures are being taken to ensure residents have access to food and medicine.
He said things will get even worse if “we don’t take this strong measure immediately.”