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BHB: Thanks For Support, But Please Don’t Attend

BHB: Thanks For Support, But Please Don’t Attend

Noting they are grateful to the community for the support, the Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] said they “strongly urge the public not to attend the hospital for a prayer event currently circulating on social media” as “if this event goes ahead it will place extra pressure on hospital staff.” A spokesperson said, “BHB is... Read more of this article

NYT, WM Stats: Top Per Capita In Past 7 Days

NYT, WM Stats: Top Per Capita In Past 7 Days

The island is now experiencing record high Covid figures — so far this month we have the highest ever active cases, the most people in hospital, the most people in ICU and the most cases ever announced in a day — and according to data compiled by two leading sources, we also have the most cases per capita over the last seven days. According... Read more of this article

Group Appeals For Global Access To Vaccines

Group Appeals For Global Access To Vaccines

A number of groups and community members have appealed to the UK to join an initiative aimed at making Covid vaccines available to less developed countries, stating that “promoting vaccine access – ending ‘vaccine apartheid’ – constitutes both a moral imperative and serves the interest of the whole of humanity.”The Joint Statement... Read more of this article

BPSU On Standard Premium Rate Increase

BPSU On Standard Premium Rate Increase

“The Government is faced with many challenges due to the pandemic and are forced to make some very difficult decisions as a result,” the BPSU said, adding that “this, however, does not negate the requirement for proper consultation with community stakeholders.” Bermuda Public Services Union [BPSU] President Armell Thomas said,... Read more of this article

BF&M Donates To Support Retinal Screening

BF&M Donates To Support Retinal Screening

BF&M is supporting the Bermuda Diabetes Association pilot programme to screen fifty people with diabetes who have little or no health insurance, for diabetic retinopathy, with BF&M covering the full cost of the pilot programme. “Loss of vision through Diabetic Retinopathy is a major concern for patients with diabetes. Most patients... Read more of this article

Blood Donor Centre In Need Of O Positive Blood

Blood Donor Centre In Need Of O Positive Blood

The Bermuda Blood Donor Centre is currently in need of O positive blood, and is requesting members of the public to donate if possible. A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Blood Donor Centre is currently in need of O positive blood and is requesting members of the public donate where possible. If you are able to donate or have any questions on eligibility... Read more of this article

150 New Cases, Record High 1083 Active Cases

150 New Cases, Record High 1083 Active Cases

[Updated] The Ministry received 2949 test results from Monday, and 150 were positive, so there are now 1083 active cases, a new record high, and sadly the Government confirmed that there have now been 37 Covid related deaths since March 2020. 42 people are in hospital with 11 in ICU, which is the highest amount of people in the ICU since the pandemic... Read more of this article

Government Confirms 37th Covid Related Death

Government Confirms 37th Covid Related Death

Tonight’s Covid results said “since the last update, there have been 14 recoveries and one death” and noted that since March 2020, Bermuda has recorded “37 Covid related deaths” which is an increase from yesterday’s results when it was 36. In delivering remarks at the press briefing today, Health Minister Kim Wilson... Read more of this article

OBA Leader: ‘How Can Premier Remain Quiet’

OBA Leader: ‘How Can Premier Remain Quiet’

[Updated] “It would appear that in the midst of an unprecedented time in Bermuda’s management of the pandemic, the Premier is consistently missing in action,” Opposition Leader Cole Simons said this evening [Sept 15]. Mr Simons said, “The people of Bermuda want, need, and deserve strong leadership. How can the Premier remain quiet when the... Read more of this article

Video: 12.30am – 5am Curfew To Start On Friday

Video: 12.30am – 5am Curfew To Start On Friday

[Updating] The Government is holding a Covid-19 technical briefing at 4pm this afternoon [Sept 15] to update the public on Covid-19 and we will live stream the press conference. This comes as the island is experiencing a major surge in cases, with a record high 948 active cases, with 43 people in hospital, with 10 in critical care.“948 active cases... Read more of this article

Premier Thanks “Heroes Of The Last 18 Months”

Premier Thanks “Heroes Of The Last 18 Months”

Premier David Burt thanked all health workers, including the team at the Ministry of Health, first responders, healthcare workers, swabbers, and lab staff who have been the “heroes of the last 18 months”. Premier Burt tweeted the photo below saying: “This morning my thoughts are with the team at Min of Health, first responders, healthcare... Read more of this article

Minister Peets: ‘Protocols Will Be Tightened’

Minister Peets: ‘Protocols Will Be Tightened’

The Minister of Youth, Culture and Sport, Dr. Ernest Peets announced today that “given the increasing cases of coronavirus that Bermuda is currently experiencing, over the next four weeks protocols for sports and large groups will be tightened. This is effective immediately.”Minister Peets said, “While we appreciate the importance of... Read more of this article

Covid Updates To Be Provided Mon, Wed, Fri

Covid Updates To Be Provided Mon, Wed, Fri

Starting today [Sept 15], the Ministry of Health will increase the frequency of Covid-19 statistical updates to Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, which marks a change from the previous schedule of twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays. Last night, the Government tweeted, “Starting tomorrow, the Ministry of Health will increase the frequency of coronavirus... Read more of this article