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Online Petition Calls For Eliminating SafeKey

Online Petition Calls For Eliminating SafeKey

An online petition has been launched calling to eliminate the use of SafeKey, with the petition — which the website indicates was started 14 hours ago — attaining over 800 signatures as of this writing. The petition said, “SafeKey has been detrimental to the Bermuda restaurant industry and small businesses that have already been hit hard... Read more of this article

118,548 Total Vaccinations, 72.7% Had One Dose

118,548 Total Vaccinations, 72.7% Had One Dose

As of January 15th, Bermuda has administered a total of 118,548 vaccinations and 72.7% of the population has received one dose, 71.5% have had two doses, while 39.5% of the population has also received a booster. In releasing the latest test results, a Government spokesperson said, “Since 11th January, Bermuda residents have received a total of 118,548... Read more of this article

622 Positive, 1886 Active, 14 In Hospital, 2 In ICU

622 Positive, 1886 Active, 14 In Hospital, 2 In ICU

The Ministry received 8187 test results – spanning 5 days — and 622 were positive, so there are now 1886 active cases, of which 14 people are in hospital, with 2 in ICU, and sadly the Ministry has confirmed there have been two coronavirus related deaths. The 1886 active cases is a decrease from the record high 1953 a few days ago.“I... Read more of this article

Govt Confirm Two Coronavirus Related Deaths

Govt Confirm Two Coronavirus Related Deaths

The Ministry has confirmed the sad news there have been two coronavirus related deaths, bringing the total of coronavirus-related deaths since the start of the pandemic to 112. Minister of Health Kim Wilson said, “I am saddened to report two coronavirus related deaths since our last update. I extend my sincere condolences to the family, friends... Read more of this article

CG Distributes More Than 75,000 Antigen Tests

CG Distributes More Than 75,000 Antigen Tests

CG Insurance has distributed more than 75,000 rapid antigen test kits free of charge since late October in an effort to help curb the spread of Covid-19 in Bermuda. A spokesperson said, “The kits, which are authorised by the MHRA for use in the UK and approved by the Bermuda Government, offer a quick and easy way for people to test for the presence... Read more of this article

Covid: CDC Moves Bermuda Back To Level 4

Covid: CDC Moves Bermuda Back To Level 4

The United States CDC has now moved Bermuda back to “Level 4: Very High Level of Covid-19 in Bermuda” — the highest level — saying that people should “avoid travel to Bermuda.” It further notes that “if you must travel to Bermuda, make sure you are fully vaccinated before travel” and “because of the current situation in Bermuda, even... Read more of this article

Column: OBA Want ‘It Both Ways On Covid’

Column: OBA Want ‘It Both Ways On Covid’

[Opinion column written by Senator Owen Darrell] On January 10th, Michael Dunkley shared the skyrocketing Omicron case numbers and said, “Let’s wear our mask and keep our bubble tight.” The graphic that he shared said “Not good, let’s do all we can to stop the spread.” Then on January 13th, Michael Dunkley called for a complete end to all... Read more of this article

“Restrictions Relating To Curfew Will Expire”

“Restrictions Relating To Curfew Will Expire”

“The current restrictions relating to Curfew will expire as of 5:00 am on 20 January 2022,’” the Ministry advised today, adding that other restrictions will remain in place such as maximum group sizes of 20 people. A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Health today announces that effective Friday, 21 January 2022 the... Read more of this article

Public Health Emergency Order Notice Posted

Public Health Emergency Order Notice Posted

The notice saying the Public Health [Covid-19] Emergency Order has been extended for 30 days — until February 27th — has been posted online, having passed in the House last month. The document — which has an operative date of today — said, “The Public Health [Covid-19] Emergency Order 2021 is extended for 30 days. Accordingly,... Read more of this article

“Progress Towards Living With The Coronavirus”

“Progress Towards Living With The Coronavirus”

As part of an effort toward what the Government said is “progress towards living with the coronavirus,” some Covid policies have been adjusted, with the day 10 arrival test being dropped, school testing regime moving from PCR to antigen, and mandatory quarantine no longer required for vaccinated close contacts without symptoms. During the last... Read more of this article

603 Positive, 1953 Active, 13 In Hospital, 2 In ICU

603 Positive, 1953 Active, 13 In Hospital, 2 In ICU

The Ministry received 6035 test results – spanning three days — and 603 were positive, so active cases have increased to a record high 1953, and 13 people are in hospital, with 2 people in ICU.A Government spokesperson said, “Since the last update, the Ministry of Health received 6035 test results, and 603 were positive for Covid-19. “These... Read more of this article

Children 12 And Above Can Receive A Booster

Children 12 And Above Can Receive A Booster

“The booster vaccine is now available to anyone 12 or older who has had their second Covid vaccination dose a minimum of 6 months ago,” the Ministry advised this evening. In releasing today’s test results, a Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Health advises that children 12 and above can receive a booster if it has been... Read more of this article

Health Council On Covid ‘Fit To Fly’ Certificate

Health Council On Covid ‘Fit To Fly’ Certificate

“Effective January 17, 2022, registered health service providers have been granted the ability to provide Covid-19 rapid antigen testing, and issue the corresponding fit-to-fly certificates for individuals traveling to the United States,” a memo from BHEC said. A spokesperson said, “As of noon today, the Bermuda Health Council [BHEC] issued... Read more of this article