The Ministry of Health received reports of an outbreak of gastroenteritis at Sandals Royal Bahamian on Cable Beach, Nassau on August 7th, 2018.

A team of professionals from the Surveillance Unit at the Ministry of Health along with a team from the Department of Environmental Health Services were immediately dispatched to the property to investigate the situation, and conduct testing in accordance with established local and international protocols and procedures. Multiple visits by the relevant government agencies were made to the property.

The Ministry of Health is now pleased to advise the general public that the immediate response and actions of the relevant government agencies and the management and staff of Sandals Royal Bahamian to implement additional hygiene and sanitation measures, in accordance with precautionary guidelines and protocols, has resulted in a marked reduction in number of new cases reported since the outbreak began.

The Ministry can also report that there have been no additional cases reported as of this release.

We will continue to monitor this situation and will issue further releases as needed.