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Officials Say Country Is safe Despite Swine Flu Cases

Cases of swine flu in  the Bahamas  have  tourism officials in damage control mode.

Tourism Director General, Joy Jibrilu, told reporters last  Friday  that they are  monitoring the situation.

“We  actively  monitor whenever there’s an outbreak.

“I mean if you think about it, it was chikungunya, it was zika, it’s always something that you have to be on top of.

“And we have established a wonderful relationship with the Ministry of Health and all the necessary bodies, so information is fed,” she  said.

“We monitor not just daily, almost hourly, what is being written throughout the various social channels to see if there’s having an impact.

“But sending messages out, the country is safe, safe from a health perspective.  If there is a notice, whatever comes out from Ministry of Health we would share that,” she continued.

“But it’s a constant monitoring and making sure that you are ahead of it and that you’re responsive as soon as anything hits.”

According to the Director General, at this point, there’s been no adverse publicity.

Swine flu has been blamed for one death  in The Bahamas.

There are another two reported cases.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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