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Govt Confirms Ten Coronavirus Related Deaths

Govt Confirms Ten Coronavirus Related Deaths

The Government has confirmed the extremely sad news that there were 10 more coronavirus-related deaths over the weekend. Minister of Health Kim Wilson today stated, “It is with extreme sadness that I report that over the weekend, Bermuda has experienced ten more coronavirus-related deaths. My heartfelt condolences and prayers are extended to the families... Read more of this article

163 New, 1470 Active, 66 In Hospital, 10 In ICU

163 New, 1470 Active, 66 In Hospital, 10 In ICU

The Ministry received 6460 test results — spanning three days — and 163 were positive, so there are now 1470 active cases, of which 66 people are in hospital, with 10 in ICU, and sadly the Ministry confirmed there were 10 more deaths over the weekend.Minister of Health Kim Wilson today stated, “It is with extreme sadness that I report... Read more of this article

Videos: BHB’s Environmental Services Team

Videos: BHB’s Environmental Services Team

Keeping a building as large as the hospital clean is very hard work at the best of times, and even more so in a pandemic when you have to go above and beyond to implement extra sanitization measures. As one of our Essential Services that has always been unable to work from home, the Bermuda Hospitals Board Environmental Services team has played a key... Read more of this article

Students Show Appreciation To KEMH Staff

Students Show Appreciation To KEMH Staff

In order to show their appreciation to all the essential workers at the hospital, BHS students baked cookies, wrote letters and created drawings to “provide a much-needed pick-me-up for all the staff at KEMH.” A spokesperson said, “Last week, the Year 2 group at BHS decided they wanted to do something for all the essential workers... Read more of this article

U.S. Consulate On Planned Vaccine/Travel Policy

U.S. Consulate On Planned Vaccine/Travel Policy

“Beginning in early November, all adult foreign nationals traveling to the United States by air must demonstrate proof of full vaccination against Covid-19,” the U.S. Consulate in Bermuda said, adding that further information will be provided as it becomes available via the travel.state.gov website.On September 20th, U.S. Press Secretary... Read more of this article

Discussion About Bus/Ferry Service To Continue

Discussion About Bus/Ferry Service To Continue

The bus service has now been suspended for just over a week, since last week Friday, and “discussions between the parties are scheduled to continue” this morning [Sept 25], Minister of Transport Lawrence Scott said. The BIU has sent a letter [PDF] to management stating, “Employers have an obligation to take all reasonable care in the... Read more of this article

September Is The Worst Month Of The Pandemic

September Is The Worst Month Of The Pandemic

The island is currently dealing with a major outbreak of Covid-19, with this month, by all measures, the worst since the pandemic started over 18 months ago back in March 2020, as all statistical data now exceeds April 2021, when the island experienced the last major surge. September 2021 has seen the most new confirmed cases announced in one month,... Read more of this article

Govt Confirm Seven Covid Related Deaths

Govt Confirm Seven Covid Related Deaths

The Government has confirmed the extremely sad news that there have been seven more Covid related deaths, bringing the overall death toll to 52. “I am extremely sorry to report today seven Covid related deaths,” said Minister of Health Kim Wilson. “This is very sad news, and I extend heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the deceased... Read more of this article

182 New, 1612 Active, 65 In Hospital, 14 In ICU

182 New, 1612 Active, 65 In Hospital, 14 In ICU

The Ministry received 4982 test results – spanning two days — and 182 were positive, so there are now 1612 active cases, of which 65 people are in hospital, with 14 in ICU, and sadly the Minister has confirmed seven more deaths. Unfortunately, this now makes September the worst month, by all measures, since the pandemic started, well exceeding... Read more of this article

Minister: Quarantine At Home After Sept 30

Minister: Quarantine At Home After Sept 30

“The 14 day quarantine requirement for unvaccinated travellers will remain in place but they will be expected to quarantine at home after 30 September,” Minister of Health Kim Wilson said, adding that they “will be fitted with an electronic monitoring device.” This appears to refer to residents only, as the Minister also stated... Read more of this article

Convergence Will Not Proceed Due To Covid

Convergence Will Not Proceed Due To Covid

Citing the recent changes to local guidelines, the sharp increase in Covid cases and the CDC moving Bermuda to Level 4, ILS Bermuda announced that the 2021 Convergence networking event “will not go ahead as planned.” A spokesperson said, “In light of recent changes to local guidelines issued by the Government of Bermuda, as well as a sharp... Read more of this article

US Vaccine Pledge Inspires Local Effort

US Vaccine Pledge Inspires Local Effort

U.S. President Joe Biden has pledged 500 million doses of the Covid vaccine for developing nations, prompting local groups to continue urging the United Kingdom to join the initiative. A spokesperson said, “To beat this pandemic here, we have to beat it everywhere.’ – This is a quote from a speech made by President Joe Biden during which... Read more of this article

Govt Releases School Testing Consent Statistics

Govt Releases School Testing Consent Statistics

The Ministry and Department of Education provided an update on the Saliva Screening Programme and reminded “parents and guardians that all public schools are continuing with remote learning until further notice.” The Minister of Education Diallo Rabain said, “As we have repeatedly expressed, our goal is to return to in-person learning... Read more of this article