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COME ONE, COME ALL: CDC downgrade means more tourist bookings for groups and conferences

725 new infections were recorded during the last month, in comparison with 2,172 cases in previous month

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Bahamas’ travel advisory reclassification by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to level three reopens opportunities for groups and conferences to be booked within the country, said the Ministry of Health and Wellness yesterday.

Health officials confirmed last week that as cases proceed to trend downward, america national public health agency has removed its “avoid travel to this destination” advisory.

The “Level three COVID-19 High” advisory urges travelers to be fully vaccinated before traveling to the country, with unvaccinated travelers being advised to avoid nonessential travel to the country.

“The change within the country’s COVID-19 level is predicated on the reduction in new COVID-19 infections recorded over the past several weeks.” the ministry said.

“The health reclassification also spells excellent news for tourism and the economy because it now means groups and conferences might be booked for The Bahamas.”

Cases over the past month (October 13 – November 13) saw a big decrease in new infections with 725 cases recorded compared to the identical period the month prior (September 13 – October 13) when 2,172 new infections were recorded.

On Saturday, health officials confirmed 11 new cases of COVID-19 within the country, 10 in New Windfall, and one in Grand Bahama.

The variety of cases within the country stands at 22,587, with 194 lively cases.

There are currently 46 cases within the hospital, 37 of them are moderately in poor health and nine are within the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

For the reason that start of the pandemic in March 2020, there have been 665 COVID-19 deaths with one other 68 under investigation.

Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Michael Darville applauded the work of healthcare professionals and the adherence to the COVID-19 protocols by Bahamians and residents saying, “a majority of these results come once we team-up to terminate the things that impact our country negatively.”

“We are able to do the identical in relation to ensuring that our population takes advantage of the chance to receive the vaccine,” Darville said.

“A vaccinated population will significantly reduce restrictions and place us on a faster path to recovery.”

Greater than 139,000 people in The Bahamas have been fully vaccinated.

Over 274,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered.

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