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Covid-19: 140M Cases, 3M Deaths Worldwide

Covid-19: 140M Cases, 3M Deaths Worldwide

While governments worldwide continue to distribute vaccines, the Covid-19 pandemic continues to affect countries around the globe, with the number of confirmed cases worldwide now surpassing 141 million, and sadly the global death toll has now surpassed 3 million. A BBC story said, “Health officials are investigating whether a Covid variant first... Read more of this article

Govt Asks Doctors To Help With Vaccinations

Govt Asks Doctors To Help With Vaccinations

As the Government works to expand the island’s vaccination programme, they are asking doctors to help in the “evenings, weekends or whenever you can.” In an online post, the Government said, “If you can help, please send an email to Dr Brett Lefkowitz at blefkowitz@gov.bm. And, thank you to all those medical professionals who... Read more of this article

Minister Furbert: Helping Services Are Available

Minister Furbert: Helping Services Are Available

The Minister of Social Development and Seniors Tinee Furbert wants to “remind the public of helping services that are available to assist Bermuda as we come together to persevere through these challenging times.” Minister Furbert said, “Bermuda, we are going through this as a community; no one is alone. There are resources available... Read more of this article

Minister Confirms Another Covid Related Death

Minister Confirms Another Covid Related Death

The Minister of Health Kim Wilson today advised that “sadly, Bermuda has experienced another Covid-19 related death this weekend. This brings the total number of Covid-19 deaths in Bermuda to 19.” The Minister of Health stated, “I extend my heartfelt condolences and prayers for support to the family and friends of the person who has died.... Read more of this article

“Safe Environment For Associates & Customers”

“Safe Environment For Associates & Customers”

“Our most urgent priority throughout this pandemic has been to provide a safe environment for our associates and customers,” the MarketPlace said. The MarketPlace posted a graphic on social media, saying: “The MarketPlace works closely with the government and public health officials and follows their guidelines. We do everything possible... Read more of this article

Updates/Summary: Tests, Vaccine, Stay At Home

Updates/Summary: Tests, Vaccine, Stay At Home

[Updating] With Covid-19 cases escalating to over 2100 total to date, vaccinations now underway, and a ‘Stay at Home’ order now in effect, Bernews is providing live updates to ensure we provide timely updates and a quick summary of the latest developments always accessible.We are still posting articles as normal however we are also providing... Read more of this article

63 New, 868 Active, 37 In Hospital, 7 In ICU

63 New, 868 Active, 37 In Hospital, 7 In ICU

The Ministry received 1357 test results and 63 were positive — one classified as imported, 28 as local transmission with known contact and 34 as under investigation — so there are now 868 active cases, of which 37 people are in hospital with 7 in ICU. Sadly, the Government has also confirmed that “Bermuda has experienced another Covid-19... Read more of this article

Lamb Foggo Closes “To Enable A Deep Clean”

Lamb Foggo Closes “To Enable A Deep Clean”

The Lamb Foggo Urgent Care Centre will not be open for the rest of this weekend to “enable a deep clean following a Covid-19 case in the facility,” BHB said today. A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Hospitals Board today advises that the Lamb Foggo Urgent Care Centre will not be open for the rest of this weekend. The closure is to enable a... Read more of this article

Changes To Regulations Take Effect On Tuesday

Changes To Regulations Take Effect On Tuesday

[Updated] From 5:00am on Tuesday, April 20th, a number of adjustments to the regulations will take effect, including a curfew from 8:00pm and 6:00am, retail stores being allowed to to open for curbside service and delivery, and restaurants being allowed to offer takeout and delivery services, Premier David Burt announced at this evening’s press... Read more of this article

Farmers & Fishermen Can Sell With Exemption

Farmers & Fishermen Can Sell With Exemption

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources issued advisories this evening saying that per the Stay at Home Regulations, registered commercial farmers and licenced fishermen are “exempt to move about in the course of performing their work”, and they will be permitted to sell local produce at certain roadside stalls or their home... Read more of this article

Video: 37 New Cases, 40 In Hospital, 8 In ICU

Video: 37 New Cases, 40 In Hospital, 8 In ICU

[Updating] The Government will be holding a press conference this evening [April 16] to “review the changes to restrictions that will come into effect after the mandatory 7-day Stay at Home Order comes to an end.” Update | Key Test Results & Condition Information1385 test results received, 37 were positive There are 848 active cases 40... Read more of this article

Police On Covid-19 Vehicle Checkpoint Protocol

Police On Covid-19 Vehicle Checkpoint Protocol

“All residents are encouraged to ensure when travelling on the island’s roads or waterways for any permitted reason, that they carry a valid photo ID,” the police said today. Assistant Commissioner of Police Martin Weekes said, “The Bermuda Police Service [BPS], the Royal Bermuda Regiment [RBR], the Bermuda Reserve Police [BRP] and the... Read more of this article

City Provides Masks For Unsheltered Population

City Provides Masks For Unsheltered Population

The City of Hamilton and the Department of Health have “teamed up to provide face masks for Bermuda’s homeless population, to protect against the spread of Covid-19.” A spokesperson said, ““2000 masks were provided to the City by the Department of Health following feedback from City employees moving about Hamilton who observed members... Read more of this article