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NEWS REPORT: Chamber: Prolonged lockdown would be devastating

Following Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis’ announcement that he was reinstating weekend lockdowns because of a surge in COVID-19 cases, Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers’ Confederation Chairperson Khrystle Rutherford-Ferguson said the fine balance of protecting public health and safety while permitting economic activity must be maintained.

The country, now experiencing its second wave of the COVID-19 outbreak, has had 342 confirmed cases of the contagious virus, the majority of which were recorded since the country’s borders were reopened to international commercial flights on July 1.