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Minister Updates On Covid Impact On Schools

Minister Updates On Covid Impact On Schools

Minister of Education Diallo Rabain provided an update on the “on-going impact of Covid-19 in our schools and the preventative measures that have been put in place in both our public and our private schools to keep our children safe.” Speaking in the House of Assembly on Friday [Nov 26] the Minister said, “The coronavirus is with... Read more of this article

‘We Support The Govt In Many Of The Changes’

‘We Support The Govt In Many Of The Changes’

Shadow Minister of Health Michael Dunkley expressed his support with the Government’s intended changes to a number of the Covid-19 policies which are currently in place. This follows after Minister of Health Kim Wilson announced impending changes to the Covid regulations, including but not limited to, the size of large groups increasing from 30 to... Read more of this article

Group Increase, Antigen Pre-Arrival Tests & More

Group Increase, Antigen Pre-Arrival Tests & More

The size of large groups will increase from 30 to 50, raft-ups are permitted and the Government will be “changing the pre-arrival test requirement to accept antigen tests,” Minister of Health Kim Wilson said today as she announced changes to the Covid regulations.Speaking in the House of Assembly today [Nov 26] the Minister said, “In... Read more of this article

Large Group Exemptions Require SafeKey Use

Large Group Exemptions Require SafeKey Use

“Large Group Exemptions will continue to require the use of SafeKey at indoor and outdoor events,” the Government said, adding that “flexibility will be permitted for specific populations engaged in an antigen testing regime, however, in general spectators and guests will continue to require SafeKey at all large gatherings.” This... Read more of this article

Booster Now Available To Over 18-Year-Olds

Booster Now Available To Over 18-Year-Olds

“The booster vaccine is now available to anyone 18 years of age or older who has had their second Covid vaccination dose a minimum of 6 months ago,” the Government said.In releasing tonight’s test results, Minister of Health Kim Wilson said, “The booster vaccine is now available to anyone 18 years of age or older who has had their second... Read more of this article

102,468 Total Vaccinations, 71.5% Had One Dose

102,468 Total Vaccinations, 71.5% Had One Dose

As of November 20th, Bermuda has administered a total of 102,468 vaccinations and 71.5% of the population has received one dose, 70.2% have had two doses, while 16.9% of the population has also received a booster. A Government spokesperson said, “We have completed week 45 of vaccinations. Since January 11th, Bermuda has administered a total of... Read more of this article

Covid-19: 6 New, 21 Active, None In Hospital

Covid-19: 6 New, 21 Active, None In Hospital

The Ministry received 4528 test results — spanning three days — and six were positive, and active cases have now declined to 21, and for the first time in many weeks, there is no one in hospital due to Covid.A Government spokesperson said, “Since the last update, the Ministry of Health received 4528 test results, and six were positive... Read more of this article

Covid Updates To Be On Monday And Thursday

Covid Updates To Be On Monday And Thursday

The Covid-19 test results will now be released on Monday and Thursday, the Government has advised, In releasing the most recent test results, a Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry will be changing its press release schedule from Monday, Wednesday and Friday to Monday and Thursday until further notice.”You can find more information on the... Read more of this article

Video: BNV Interview With Dr Andrew Spence

Video: BNV Interview With Dr Andrew Spence

Dr Andrew Spence will be joining Bernews at 8.00pm this evening [Nov 22] for the latest episode in the Bernews News & Views series, with Dr Spence set to discuss Covid-19, the vaccine and more. Dr Spence has over 30 years experience and is currently the President of Active Staff at BHB, and his bio on the hospital’s website states, “Dr... Read more of this article

Covid: 9 New, 25 Active, 2 In Hospital, 1 In ICU

Covid: 9 New, 25 Active, 2 In Hospital, 1 In ICU

The Ministry received 5,606 test results — spanning three days — and 9 were positive, so there are now 25 active cases, of which 2 people are in hospital with one in ICU.A Government spokesperson said, “Since the last update, the Ministry of Health received 5,606 test results and 9 were positive for the coronavirus, giving a test positivity... Read more of this article

Covid: 1 New, 30 Active, 2 In Hospital, 1 In ICU

Covid: 1 New, 30 Active, 2 In Hospital, 1 In ICU

The Ministry received 2,974 test results – spanning two days — and only 1 was positive, so active cases have now declined to 30, of which two people are in hospital, with 1 in ICU.A Government spokesperson said, “Since the last update, the Ministry of Health received 2,974 test results, and 1 was positive for the coronavirus, giving... Read more of this article

Covid: Latest Stats On Deaths/Hospitalisations

Covid: Latest Stats On Deaths/Hospitalisations

From when the island’s vaccination campaign began in January until the week ending November 13th, approximately 86% of the deaths and 88% of the hospitalisations were among people who were “not fully vaccinated,” the latest Government statistics stated.In releasing the  latest test results, a Government spokesperson said, “From... Read more of this article

Govt: Changes To Reduce Need For SafeKey

Govt: Changes To Reduce Need For SafeKey

The Regulations have been amended to “allow restaurants to accept either SafeKey or a Bermuda issued vaccination certificate for those wishing to dine indoors,” and the amendment change “also removes the requirement for SafeKey at all large group gatherings,” the Government advised.A Government spokesperson said, “During... Read more of this article