Saturday, March 21, 2020

BMOTA Holds Coronavirus Seminar for Vendors at Freeport Harbour

Dr. Frank Bartlett, head of Grand Bahama’s Coronavirus Task Force, demonstrates proper hand washing technique during a coronavirus seminar held for tourism professionals this week.

By Oswald Brown

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama, March 20, 2020 — The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (BMOTA) partnered with the Public Hospitals Authority this week to present a health seminar on novel coronavirus to taxi drivers and local vendors. Held at the Freeport Harbour on March 16, the session was coordinated to share accurate information regarding the virus and provide general safety precautions to take amid growing concerns.

“It is important to remember that coronavirus is not necessarily a death sentence,” said Dr. Frank Bartlett, head of the Grand Bahama Coronavirus Task Force. “As much as 80% of the persons who have the infection have no symptoms whatsoever and 15% of the cases end up in hospital.”  Read more >>