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BREAKING: Government of The Bahamas to extend state of emergency

May 1, 2020

The government plans to extend the country’s state of emergency until May 30, The Nassau Guardian has learned.

This would include the continuation of the 24-hour curfew and weekend lockdowns, The Guardian understands.

The original proclamation of a state of emergency by the governor general was made on March 17.

Both houses of Parliament passed a resolution allowing the state of emergency to continue until April 30.

The Guardian understands that when the House of Assembly meets tomorrow, a resolution extending the state of emergency will be tabled.

It is expected to be passed tomorrow.

The resolution would also allow for the extension of the Emergency Powers (Covid 19)(No. 2) Order, as well as its regulations and special provisions.

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis, who is the competent authority under the Emergency Powers Order, is expected to make the announcement when he addresses the House tomorrow.

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