Premier Burt Tests Positive For Coronavirus

March 1, 2022

Premier David Burt has tested positive for the coronavirus, and said he is “feeling fine” and “intends to conduct most of my engagements this week remotely.”

The Premier said, “On Sunday evening following receipt of an email notifying me that someone with whom I was in contact last week had tested positive for the coronavirus, I took an at-home test where I tested positive for coronavirus.

“I immediately isolated and informed all persons with whom I had in-person engagements this week that they would need to be remote. I have also been in contact with the contact tracing teams from the Ministry of Health and persons with whom I may have been in close contact over the last few days.

“In addition to being fully vaccinated & boosted, I do have a regular antigen testing regime, which includes testing at least twice a week, Tuesdays before Cabinet, and Fridays before House of Assembly sessions.

“I wish to assure the public that I am feeling fine and I intend to conduct most of my engagements this week remotely, including the rescheduled post-budget press conference, rescheduled Chamber of Commerce Budget Breakfast, and the House of Assembly on Friday. I look forward to returning back to the office next week to continue progressing the Government’s Agenda.”

This marks the second time the Premier has Covid, the first time was back in April 2021.

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  1. Sandgrownan says:

    Took them a day to come up with this excuse for missing the budget breakfast and press conference.

    Who believes him?

    • LOL (original) says:

      I do. It was a vaxxed person who gave it to my family members whom where also vaxxed maybe anecdotal but then when you realize the CDC its self stopped recording break though cases cause they are more than common but all you all wanted to cut unvaxxed people from the grocery store and society at large. You where conned through coercion but you will never admit it now. Remember Fouci said masks don’t work only later to say that he said that so that the doctors could get the masks first as he was afraid people would try to protect themselves first leaving shortages for those he deemed more important. To all the socialist remember that cause its not if you think you are important it matter if :they” think you are.

      LOL at this point I have no faith in any politician anywhere and I am finding it very hard to give up any tax dollars to them. I suggest people really start to open there eyes and see the NWO solidifying there power base. You will all go back to slavery. You have till 2030.

      • sandgrownan says:

        Yawn. Grow up you worthless troll.

        • LOL (original) says:

          LOLOL demonstrably projection at it’s finest.

      • Sandgrownan says:

        When people in the Ukraine are being slaughtered as they fight for their lives, it kinds undermines your temper tantrum over having to wear a ferharkin mask.

        • LOL (original) says:

          You need to re read. You have till 2030.

        • LOL (original) says:


        • LOL (original) says:

          Jimmy Door has the scope on the conflict you speak of.

        • LOL (original) says:

          How much do you actually know about Ukraine, NATO’s military requirements to join etc….

  2. unknown800k says:

    where your mask inside, and not outside putting on a show walking to your budget release.

    • Question says:

      He did wear a mask, and he is vaccinated. Neither one made any difference.

  3. Platinum says:

    He is fully vaxxed, boosted, and he’s caught it before.

    How convenient.

    Reporters, please save your tough questions for when you see him in person.

  4. WTF says:

    “…..most of my meetings…” you mean all of your meetings or are you intending to violate the Law?

  5. StantheMaintenanceMan says:

    So I suppose that shot he took as a vaccine and the follow up boosters haven’t really done anything to prevent the virus as a vaccine is designed to do.
    No surprises here…especially since scientists are now saying that covid is basically similar to the common cold.

  6. aceboy says:

    COVID 19. The virus that keeps on giving governments around the world an excuse to avoid unpleasant things, like the budget breakfast. SMH

  7. wing nut says:

    Just wasted 20 minutes listening to another episode of not the um um show, the guy can never give a str8 answer. Voters wake up, hes still in opposition.
    I guess FOF are making out ok, im not.

  8. So much for your much needed vaccines and booster shot’s that you told the people will eliminate you from even catching Covid19, it’s amazing how time has a way of proving even our leaders wrong. Oh you think I’m not saying it accurate, roll back the reel of footage from the press conferences when they were promoting the vaccines.

    What is the use of getting something that you don’t have a clue about the science and don’t know the uncertainties if comes with, but more importantly given false hopes to the majority for something they couldn’t even protect themselves from getting. Thank you Mr. Premier for being our experimental test run and trial.

    I’m more convinced now more than ever not to take your experimental drug.

    • LOL (original) says:

      Maybe I am wrong but I feel sorry for those that got conned and unlike the horrible behavior of some I will continue to treat people with dignity after all we are in the image. Something others may not want to acknowledge as mental illness is indeed prevalent among a large portion of the worlds populous. Just look at the world and the crazy stuff happening.

    • sandgrownan says:

      It’s not his.
      It’s not experimental.
      The uncertainties are minimal.

      I doubt he even has COIVD. He’s avoiding hard questions after a nothing budget.

    • Unbelievable says:

      “I’m more convinced now more than ever not to take your experimental drug.”

      Dumbest statement I’ve read today.

    • Joe Bloggs says:

      “So much for your much needed vaccines and booster shot’s that you told the people will eliminate you from even catching Covid19″

      That was never the message. The vaccine will limit symptoms and prevent most people from dying.

      You are repeating Fox News/right wing (conservative) propaganda and it is based on lies.

      • LOL (original) says:

        Sorry mate Fox news was not the only one saying this CNN, MSNBC, ABC, all the news networks…….. guess you only watch one network………

  9. Burtcoin says:

    LMAO! Whether he does or he doesn’t covid can now join the long list of reasons to get out of anything for just about everyone now. Lol! I’ll add it to my list

  10. trufth says:

    Someone forgot the Three C’s.

    Risky behaviour…

  11. Guy Carri says:

    Aye bie, u musta had de mask plan like all de adults do.

    Shoulda been wuring ya mask like de skool kids. Dats more better protection.

    Ease up the kids and stop being stupid. You have covid and are working just fine but we’re making kids have a non-school life, mental wellness issues for NOTHING you nor your team can justify. And the kids will most likely have LESS symptoms than you!!!


  12. some of you people live in a bubble. WHO knows what strain of the virus will be,keep thinking its just like the common cold.

    I for one will follow all the rules and regulations . I want to see my Children and grandchildren grow up.

  13. Please stand up says:

    Wow LOL (original). Really? .

    Reminds me of something I overheard recently.

    Three paranoid conspiracy theorists walk into a bar! It couldn’t possibly be a coincidence?

    Okay so I know its not that funny, but hopefully it made someone smile.

    • LOL (original) says:

      Yesterday conspiracy is todays truth but what ever.


      “It isn’t so much that liberals are ignorant. It’s just that they know so many things that aren’t so.”