Friday, May 1, 2020

Sands on defensive

Minister of Health, Dr. Duane Sands

By Rachel Knowles

As he took responsibility for the decision to allow two Americans who are permanent residents of The Bahamas to fly into New Providence and head home to quarantine, Minister of Health Dr. Duane Sands said he did what he believed was in the best interest of the country.

Sands said the couple donated 2,500 double-swabbed diagnostic test kits for COVID-19 testing, which are in short supply globally.

He said the flight was approved only for the delivery of those items, but he was blindsided when, upon arrival, the donors were on the flight and asked to be allowed to remain in the country.  Read more >>