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BACK TO LEVEL THREE: CDC flags rising COVID-19 infections, US State dept warns to reconsider travel

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The US State Department is again warning its residents to reconsider travel to The Bahamas in an increased travel advisory prompted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) raising the country to a Level 3 as a consequence of the high level of infections.

Health officials recorded 315 cases on Monday, taking the variety of cases within the country to 26,326, with 3,507 still lively.

The updated travel advisory was posted yesterday pointing to the CDC’s reclassification, which comes just two weeks on for the reason that country was given a Level 2 rating.

In late November, the CDC reclassified the COVID-19 threat in The Bahamas from a Level 4: Do Not Travel advisory to a Level 3 warning. This got here after the CDC moved the country to a Level 4 warning from Level 3 in August.

A Level 3 rating represents a high risk while Level 2 is moderate risk.

Last month, Minister of Tourism, Investments and Aviation Chester Cooper warned the country shouldn’t be “lulled to sleep” by the lowered rating.

On the time, Cooper said: “With the new variant coming, we ought to not be lulled to sleep by this improvement in our rating by the CDC. We must always stay vigilant, follow the protocols [and] avoid large crowds and gatherings.

“Now that we’re at Level 2, it doesn’t mean we’re completely out of the woods.”

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