Statement by Senator Michael Darville
Chairman of the PLP task force on COVID-19
MARCH 15TH, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Progressive Liberal Party welcomes the statement by the Prime Minister outlining the government’s response to the COVID-19 Virus Emergency. Matters are clearly now at a critical stage as the first case has been confirmed without a recent history of travel. We accept the Prime Minister’s invitation to monitor and to facilitate the government’s efforts.
As of tonight, the Leader of the Opposition has contacted the Prime Minister’s office to suggest ways in which the Opposition can give practical advice and support.
The PLP Taskforce has already met and is ready to make available to the government the experience and expertise which is represented on our Taskforce (which includes several people who have not already been announced).
Experience in other countries clearly demonstrates that the fullest possible communication will help Bahamians to know how to protect themselves during this time. Full transparency will also help to reassure the public that everything possible is being done to safeguard them.
In being frank with our questions and concerns expressed to the government, we wish to reassure Bahamians that we will do our utmost to provide the best response in the national interest.