Friday, April 10, 2020

Bahamas Prime Minister bans face mask imports to build local industry

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By Deandrea S Hamilton

#TheBahamas – April 10, 2020 — The importation of non-medical protective face masks will be prohibited, effective 8am Friday 10 April 2020, Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis announced today.

This does not apply to the importation of medical-grade masks for health care workers.

“The move is an effort to protect the local mask manufacturing industry that has sprung up overnight as a result of the COVID-19 virus,” said Prime Minister Minnis.  Read more >>