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Regiment Soldiers Still On Covid-19 Frontline

Regiment Soldiers Still On Covid-19 Frontline

The island’s soldiers continue to make a contribution to the campaign against Covid-19. The Royal Bermuda Regiment has been stood down from embodiment after the lockdown was stopped, however soldiers are still acting as Covid-19 marshals and helping to staff test stations and vaccination clinics at the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital and Bermuda... Read more of this article

Police: Over 100 People At Party, No Masks

Police: Over 100 People At Party, No Masks

Police attended the Botanical Gardens last night [March 5] after receiving reports that a large party was taking place, and according to the police “there were in excess of 100 persons at the event” and “no one was wearing masks and there was no social distancing.” A police spokesperson said, “Shortly before 11:00pm on... Read more of this article

Female Arrested After Assault At Covid Test Site

Female Arrested After Assault At Covid Test Site

Police attended a “report of assault on two Regiment soldiers who were carrying out security duties at the Bulls Head Car Park Covid testing site,” with the female suspect “located by officers and arrested.” A police spokesperson said, “At 12:30pm on Friday 5th March, 2021, officers were dispatched to a report of assault... Read more of this article

600 More Vaccines Administered For The Day

600 More Vaccines Administered For The Day

Following the public notice earlier this week that there were Covid-19 vaccine doses that needed to be used immediately, hundreds of residents responded, and health officials “administered about 600 more vaccines than was scheduled for the day.” In releasing last night’s test results, the Ministry said, “This past Wednesday,... Read more of this article

Covid-19: 425 Test Results Received, 1 Positive

Covid-19: 425 Test Results Received, 1 Positive

The Ministry received 425 test results and one was positive for Covid-19 — which is classified as local transmission with known contact — so the island currently has 22 active cases.A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Health received 425 test results since the last update, and one [1] was positive for COVID-19. This... Read more of this article

Closed 8%, Open 65%, Reduced Hours 27%

Closed 8%, Open 65%, Reduced Hours 27%

8% of businesses in the City of Hamilton, North Hamilton, St. Georges, and Dockyard are permanently closed, 65% are fully open and 27% are temporarily closed and/or operating on reduced hours according to a foot survey conducted by the Bermuda Chamber of Commerce to record new data on the impact of Covid-19 on businesses. A spokesperson said, “The... Read more of this article

Declaration Form For Travel From England

Declaration Form For Travel From England

The Government of Bermuda London Office advised Bermudians in the UK “that all travellers departing England for Bermuda must complete a declaration form to confirm that they are outside of their home to travel abroad for a legally permitted reason.” A Government spokesperson said, “The Government of Bermuda London Office wishes to... Read more of this article

Minister Wilson On Covid-19 Vaccine Progress

Minister Wilson On Covid-19 Vaccine Progress

“If you take into account just the percentage of the population which is eligible for the vaccine, i.e. persons more than 16yrs old, we have vaccinated 27% of the eligible population and immunised 16% of that population,” Minister of Health Kim Wilson said in the House of Assembly today [March 5]. The Minister said, “Currently, Bermuda... Read more of this article

Auditor General Report On Covid-19 Response

Auditor General Report On Covid-19 Response

Auditor General Heather Thomas has released the public interest report on the Government’s response to Covid-19, which is a “factual summary of the Government’s activities and estimated costs to October 2020.” A spokesperson said, “Today, March 5, 2021, the Auditor General tabled her first public interest report on the work... Read more of this article

Covid-19: 346 Test Results Received, 3 Positive

Covid-19: 346 Test Results Received, 3 Positive

The Ministry received 346 test results since the last update and three were positive for Covid-19 — all classified as imported — so the island currently has 22 active cases.A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Health received 346 test results since the last update, and three [3] were positive for COVID-19. All... Read more of this article

BNV Video: Dr Brock, Dr Simons & Dr Warner

BNV Video: Dr Brock, Dr Simons & Dr Warner

Dr Malcolm Brock, Dr Renee Simons and Dr Wilbert Warner are joining Bernews this evening [March 4] for a special panel version of the Bernews News & Views series, with the trio set to discuss Covid-19 and vaccinations.As the island and world deals with the Covid-19 pandemic, we are doing our best to provide timely and accurate information, and... Read more of this article

10,530 More Vaccines To Arrive On BA Tonight

10,530 More Vaccines To Arrive On BA Tonight

10,530 more Covid-19 vaccines will be arriving on the British Airways flight this evening [March 4] officials have announced. A spokesperson said, “Government House is pleased to announce that 10,530 Pfizer vaccines and essential equipment will be arriving on the British Airways flight this evening, 4 March. “This brings the number of vaccinations... Read more of this article

Column: Vaccine Availability Around The Globe

Column: Vaccine Availability Around The Globe

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] As the global death toll due to the pandemic surpasses 2.5 million, stringent intellectual property rights are apparently severely limiting access for Covid vaccines to most people around the globe. India and South Africa are championing a campaign of vital global importance; addressing the relevant governing... Read more of this article