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Covid-19: UK Prime Minister In Intensive Care

Covid-19: UK Prime Minister In Intensive Care

After testing positive for Covid-19 and being hospitalized earlier this week, United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved to intensive care today [April 6]. A BBC story said, “Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved to intensive care in hospital after his coronavirus symptoms “worsened”, Downing Street has said. “Mr... Read more of this article

Norwegian Extends Suspension Of Cruises

Norwegian Extends Suspension Of Cruises

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings today announced an extension of their suspension of all cruise voyages to include voyages embarking between April 12 and May 10, 2020 for its three cruise brands — Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises. “The extended suspension contributes to the global efforts to contain the... Read more of this article

Royal Caribbean Extends Suspension Of Cruises

Royal Caribbean Extends Suspension Of Cruises

The Royal Caribbean Cruises extended their global suspension of cruising, and said they “expect to return to service on May 12, 2020.” The company said, “Given global public health circumstances, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. has decided to extend the suspension of sailings of our global fleet. “We are working with our guests... Read more of this article

2020 Olympics & Paralympics Will Be Postponed

2020 Olympics & Paralympics Will Be Postponed

The Olympic Games and Paralympic Games will be postponed to next year, with the official announcement being made today that the Games “must be rescheduled to a date beyond 2020 but not later than summer 2021, to safeguard the health of the athletes, everybody involved in the Olympic Games and the international community.” This is the biggest... Read more of this article

WHO Offer Covid-19 Facts Via WhatsApp

WHO Offer Covid-19 Facts Via WhatsApp

The World Health Organization [WHO] has partnered with WhatsApp to bring facts about Covid-19 to people around the globe, launching an easy to use service which allows people to ask questions via the popular messaging service. Bernews signed up and tested it out, and found it very simple to use and comprehensive; it presents you with options to get... Read more of this article

ILO: Almost 25M Jobs Could Be Lost Globally

ILO: Almost 25M Jobs Could Be Lost Globally

The Covid-19 pandemic could “increase global unemployment by almost 25 million” according to the initial assessment by the International Labour Organization [ILO]. The report on the International Labour Organization website said, “The economic and labour crisis created by the Covid-19 pandemic could increase global unemployment by... Read more of this article

Bacardi Helping Hand Sanitizer Production

Bacardi Helping Hand Sanitizer Production

Bermuda-headquartered Bacardi is shifting some of its production capability at its Puerto Rico facility to help make hand sanitizer. The company said, “A shift in production by Bacardi at the world’s largest premium rum distillery is helping supply ethanol required to produce the much needed hand sanitizers that are in high demand as a result... Read more of this article

Bloomberg Donates $40M To Fight Covid-19

Bloomberg Donates $40M To Fight Covid-19

Bloomberg Philanthropies — the philanthropic organisation funded by frequent Bermuda visitor Michael Bloomberg — announced $40 million in funding “which will support immediate action to prevent or slow the spread of Covid-19 in vulnerable low and middle-income countries.” The announcement said, “Bloomberg Philanthropies... Read more of this article

UN: Covid-19 Likely To Cost Economy $1 Trillion

UN: Covid-19 Likely To Cost Economy $1 Trillion

“We envisage a slowdown in the global economy to under two per cent for this year, and that will probably cost in the order of $1 trillion, compared with what people were forecasting back in September,” the United Nations said. The UN said, “Apart from the tragic human consequences of the COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic, the economic uncertainty... Read more of this article

Professional Football Games In UK Postponed

Professional Football Games In UK Postponed

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the FA, Premier League, EFL, Barclays FA Women’s Super League, and FA Women’s Championship have collectively agreed to postpone professional games in England. A statement by the EFL said, “The FA, Premier League, EFL and Barclays FA Women’s Super League and FA Women’s Championship have collectively... Read more of this article

Legal Battle Over Grundy’s Fortune Settled

Legal Battle Over Grundy’s Fortune Settled

Almost four years after the passing of TV mogul and Bermuda resident Reg Grundy, the legal battle over his $900 million fortune has been settled. The report on the Daily Mail said, “The bitter legal battle over TV mogul Reg Grundy’s $900million fortune has finally come to an end. “Mr Grundy’s widow Carolyn Joy Chambers-Grundy... Read more of this article

Princess Suspends Cruises For Two Months

Princess Suspends Cruises For Two Months

Citing the “global spread of Covid-19,” Princess Cruises announced that it will pause global operations of its 18 cruise ships for the next two months. A statement from the cruise line said, “In proactive response to the unpredictable circumstances evolving from the global spread of COVID-19 and in an abundance of caution, Princess... Read more of this article

Trump Resticts Travel From Europe To U.S.

Trump Resticts Travel From Europe To U.S.

As the United States continues to battle against the outbreak of the novel coronavirus – which was declared yesterday [March 11] by the World Health Organization to be a pandemic – President Donald Trump has restricted travel from many European countries to the US. A CNN story said, “President Donald Trump said Wednesday he was sharply... Read more of this article