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St. George’s Prep School Quarantine Lifted

St. George’s Prep School Quarantine Lifted

“The Chief Medical Officer has instructed that the students, families, teachers, and staff of St. George’s Prep Primary may be released from quarantine and resume normal activities,” the Ministry said this evening. A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Education provided the following update regarding St. George’s... Read more of this article

Southside Testing Facility Is Booked For Today

Southside Testing Facility Is Booked For Today

The Southside testing facility is booked to capacity for today [Nov 29] and unable to accommodate walk-ins, however people are invited to book other testing spots available in the coming days. In an online post this morning, the Government said, “Southside testing facility is booked to capacity for today and therefore unable to accommodate walk-ins.... Read more of this article

Four More Positive Covid-19 Cases, 29 Active

Four More Positive Covid-19 Cases, 29 Active

There have been four more positive Covid-19 cases — two are classified as local transmission with known contact and two under investigation — and there are now 29 active cases, with one person hospitalized.A Government spokesperson said, “There were 640 test results received by the Ministry of Health yesterday [27 November 2020], and... Read more of this article

Ministry Extend Covid-19 Testing Schedule

Ministry Extend Covid-19 Testing Schedule

Due to “an increase in positive cases and demand for testing,” the Covid-19 testing schedule has been extended, the Ministry of Health said. A Government spokesperson said, “Testing was previously to take place on Saturday at the Shelly Bay Market Place from 12pm until 4pm; it will now be extended by three hours to 10am to 5pm. “An... Read more of this article

Start Of Bermuda Netball Season Suspended

Start Of Bermuda Netball Season Suspended

Citing the recent Covid-19 cases, the Bermuda Netball Association said they will be suspending the start of the Winter League Netball Season. A spokesperson said, “In light of the new information released from the Ministry of Health as it relates to Dellwood Middle School and faculty, we regret to inform you that the BNA will be suspending the... Read more of this article

Two Dellwood Staff Members Test Positive

Two Dellwood Staff Members Test Positive

The Ministry of Education confirmed that two members of Dellwood Middle School staff have tested positive for Covid-19, and they have “made the decision to temporarily stop in-person classes” at Dellwood. In a new statement issued just after 10pm this evening, the Government said, “Earlier today, the Ministry of Education confirmed... Read more of this article

Minister: Modifications Due To Increase In Cases

Minister: Modifications Due To Increase In Cases

“As a result of the uptick in the incidence of positive cases, the Government is revisiting our Covid-19 directions with a view to making modifications,” Minister of Health Kim Wilson said in the House of Assembly today [Nov 27]. The Minister said, “Today I can report that Bermuda has five new confirmed positive cases of Covid-19. This... Read more of this article

Covid: Government Issues New Statements

Covid: Government Issues New Statements

In a somewhat confusing scenario, the Government has now issued a recall notice for the statement that was here previously. It was sent at 5.58pm, we posted it, however it was then recalled at 6.36pm. To be clear, there was no error on Bernews part by posting, however since it was recalled 38 minutes after being sent, we have removed it, and left this... Read more of this article

Reminder About Football Covid-19 Regulations

Reminder About Football Covid-19 Regulations

The Bermuda Football Association [BFA] is reminding fans attending football matches about the regulations in place due to the Covid-19 pandemic. A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Football Association wishes to remind fans attending football matches that all clubs have been issued with game day regulations and other guidelines pertaining to the ongoing... Read more of this article

Beach Temporarily Closes, Staffer Test Positive

Beach Temporarily Closes, Staffer Test Positive

[Updated] The Bermuda Bistro at the Beach has decided to temporarily close until early December after one of their staff members tested positive, and the company is urging everyone to please get tested. In an online post, the Bermuda Bistro at the Beach, which is located on Front Street in Hamilton, said, “We have had a staff member test positive. If... Read more of this article

Five New Positive, Three Under Investigation

Five New Positive, Three Under Investigation

There have been five more positive Covid-19 test results, two are classified as imported and three are under investigation, with the Ministry saying they are “symptomatic residents” and “appear unrelated with no links to travel or the current known clusters.”  A Government spokesperson said, “There were 1034 test results... Read more of this article

Health Emergency Order Extended To Jan 2021

Health Emergency Order Extended To Jan 2021

The Public Health [COVID-19] Emergency [No. 3] Order 2020 has been extended for 60 days. The document states, “The Public Health [COVID-19] Emergency [No. 3] Order 2020 is extended for 60 days. Accordingly, in paragraph 3[2] of that Order, delete “26 November 2020” and substitute “25 January 2021”. The full Public Health [COVID-19] Emergency... Read more of this article

Covid-19: 853 Results Received, One Positive

Covid-19: 853 Results Received, One Positive

There were 853 test results received and one was positive for Covid-19 — which is classified as imported – so the island now has 26 active cases. A Government spokesperson said, “There were 853 test results received by the Ministry of Health yesterday [25 November 2020], and one was positive for COVID-19. “The new case is classified as imported.... Read more of this article