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UK Donates $3.8M To PAHO For Covid-19 Relief

UK Donates $3.8M To PAHO For Covid-19 Relief

The United Kingdom has agreed to contribute $3.8 million to the Pan American Health Organization [PAHO] to help Caribbean nations respond to the Covid-19 pandemic. A PAHO spokesperson said, “The United Kingdom has agreed to contribute 3 million pounds [USD $3.8m] to the Pan American Health Organization [PAHO] to help eight countries of the Caribbean... Read more of this article

Video: Govt Press Conference On Covid-19

Video: Govt Press Conference On Covid-19

[Updated] The Government is holding a press conference this evening [May 25] to update the public on Covid-19. We will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime, the live video is below, and you can follow our live updates here. Update: The Government said, “We received 241 Covid-19 results today. All 241 results were negative. Total... Read more of this article

Updates: Covid-19 On Monday, May 25th

Updates: Covid-19 On Monday, May 25th

[Updating] As the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic continues to affect countries around the globe with over 315,000 deaths worldwide, and sadly the island has now recorded nine Covid-19 related deaths. Live updates will be posted as they come in, encompassing both the public and private sectors, and if you have relevant information, please email info@bernews.com.... Read more of this article

Drive-Through Testing In Warwick On Friday

Drive-Through Testing In Warwick On Friday

There will be a “pop up drive-through testing site” at Warwick Academy this Friday from 4pm to 7pm, Premier David Burt said, adding that they can test up to 72 people, and bookings must be made online. Speaking at last night’s [May 20] press briefing, Premier Burt said, “Just a quick update from the Southside testing facility. They... Read more of this article

Covid-19: Over 5 Million Cases Worldwide

Covid-19: Over 5 Million Cases Worldwide

With the Covid-19 pandemic continuing to affect countries around the globe, the number of confirmed cases worldwide has — as of today [May 21] — now surpassed five million, with over 328,000 deaths worldwide and the United States having the most confirmed cases and deaths in the world. Following the U.S. in global case numbers are Russia, Brazil,... Read more of this article

Video: Govt Press Conference On Covid-19

Video: Govt Press Conference On Covid-19

[Updated] The Government is holding a press conference this evening [May 20] to update the public on Covid-19. We will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime, the live video is below, and you can follow our live updates here.Update 8.10pm: Minister Diallo Rabain’s full statement follows below: Good Day, I will begin my update... Read more of this article

Covid-19: 156 Test Results, None Were Positive

Covid-19: 156 Test Results, None Were Positive

There were 156 test results received today and none were positive for Covid-19, so the total of confirmed positive cases remains at 125. A Government spokesperson said, “Today there were 156 test results received by the Ministry of Health; and none were positive for COVID-19. “Bermuda has 125 total confirmed positive cases. Their status is... Read more of this article

Videos: Six Guests On Bernews News & Views

Videos: Six Guests On Bernews News & Views

[Updated with videos] Dr. Myra Virgil, Allison Towlson, Dr. Carika Weldon, and nurses Kathy-Ann Swan, Renee Faulcon, and Karen Grant-Simmons will be joining hosts Eron Hill and Ryan Robinson Perinchief today [May 19] for Bernews’ eighth episode in a special News & Views series about the Covid-19 pandemic. Update: The full live replay is belowThe... Read more of this article

Photos: Virtual ‘Relay For Life’ Event Held

Photos: Virtual ‘Relay For Life’ Event Held

A virtual Relay for Life event was held on May 15 and May 16, with the event serving to raise much-needed funds as well as honour cancer survivors and remembers family and friends who have succumbed to the disease. A spokesperson said, “Liberty Specialty Markets is proud to be the lead sponsor of Relay for Life. Covid-19 reinvented Relay as a virtual... Read more of this article

Mental Health Awareness Month Recognized

Mental Health Awareness Month Recognized

The Bermuda Mental Health Foundation is giving recognition to Mental Health Awareness Month in the United States and Mental Health Awareness Week in the United Kingdom. A spokesperson said, “Good mental health is important for peace of mind and general well-being. Good mental health allows us to feel, think and act in ways that help us to enjoy... Read more of this article

Video: Covid Update, Phase 2 To Start On May 21

Video: Covid Update, Phase 2 To Start On May 21

[Updated] The Government is holding a press conference this evening [May 18] to update the public on Covid-19. We will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime, the live video is below, and you can follow our live updates here.The Ministry said that Between Sunday and today, there were 532 test results received by the Ministry of Health... Read more of this article

Video: Timeline Of Two Months Since 1st Case

Video: Timeline Of Two Months Since 1st Case

The first confirmed case of Covid-19 in Bermuda was two months ago, on March 18, and the island now has a total of 125 cases, with 77 people having recovered and, sadly, nine deaths. The past two months have been an unprecedented time in Bermuda history, with a State of Emergency having been declared, and the island on lockdown for much of the time. The... Read more of this article

Cricket: ICC Recommends Regulation Changes

Cricket: ICC Recommends Regulation Changes

To mitigate the risks posed by the Covid-19 virus, the ICC Cricket Committee recommended changes to ICC regulations including the prohibition of the use of saliva to shine the ball. A spokesperson said, “The ICC Cricket Committee today recommended changes to ICC regulations to mitigate the risks posed by the Covid-19 virus, and protect the safety... Read more of this article