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Ferreira was present at Cabinet five days after possible COVID exposure

Some Cabinet ministers are concerned that Environment Minister Romauld Ferreira showed up at Cabinet on Tuesday after his permanent secretary called around on Sunday to advise people that a Bahamas Information Services (BIS) staff member, who was present for the minister’s address to the nation from the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) on Thursday, had tested positive for COVID-19.

On Tuesday, St. Barnabas MP Shanendon Cartwright told The Nassau Guardian that he went to get tested on Monday after he was informed the day before that the BIS worker had tested positive.

Cartwright attended the event at the media room of OPM in his capacity as executive chairman of the Bahamas Public Parks and Public Beaches Authority.

Yesterday, the Cabinet Office announced that the authority is closed for deep cleaning and sanitization “due to a staff member having tested positive for COVID-19”. 

On Monday, the Cabinet Office announced that the offices of Bahamas Information Services, located in the radio section of the Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas on Rusty Bethel Drive, will be closed to the public until today for cleaning and sanitization following the positive testing of a staff member for COVID-19.

A spokesperson at OPM said yesterday the media room will be sanitized.

Ferreira was unreachable yesterday despite repeated attempts.

It is unknown whether he has gotten tested and whether he is in quarantine.

It is also not known why he attended Cabinet on Tuesday.

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