Friday, September 18, 2020

Abaco in “precarious situation” with COVID, ongoing reconstruction — says MP

Central and South Abaco MP James Albury

By Royston Jones Jr.
Eyewitness News

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Central and South Abaco MP James Albury said the construction industry represents a major hotspot for COVID-19 and the continued rise in infections on the island, noting Abaco is in a “precarious situation” as reconstruction forges on.

“It’s something that is on everyone’s mind, including my own,” Albury told Eyewitness News.

“We’re in a very precarious situation and trying to handle that as well as handle reconstruction of course, is a double whammy that is really keeping us on the back foot. We’re pushing forward as much as possible, but there is always a danger there in terms of a resurgence.

Abaco has the third-highest number of infections in The Bahamas with 104 infections as of yesterday, trailing Grand Bahama (607) and New Providence (2,186).

The island remains in recovery mode more than a year after deadly Hurricane Dorian decimated many of its once-thriving communities.

Amid the height of lockdown and curfew measures nationwide, exemptions were made for reconstruction of the island, a major undertaking, to continue.  Read more >>