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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

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

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

Premier: Dr Weldon “Has Gone Above & Beyond”

Premier: Dr Weldon “Has Gone Above & Beyond”

“There is no way that I or Bermuda can thank Dr Weldon enough for her contribution to our fight against the Coronavirus,” Premier David Burt said, adding she has gone “above and beyond.” The Premier was responding to criticism on Twitter following the most recent Covid press conference, with some people taking umbrage about comments... Read more of this article

1882 Active Cases Is A New Record High

1882 Active Cases Is A New Record High

The 1,882 active cases is a new record high since the start of pandemic in 2020, with this unenviable new record exceeding the previous record high of 1612 active cases back in September 2021. Using a population figure of 64,000, the currently active case count means that approximately 1 of every 34 residents is confirmed to currently have Covid-19,... Read more of this article

Arrivals: Day 10 Dropped, Day 4 To Be Antigen

Arrivals: Day 10 Dropped, Day 4 To Be Antigen

[Updated] The testing requirements for arriving passengers are set to change, with the day 10 test to be dropped, while the day 4 test will change from a PCR test to a verified antigen test. Speaking at yesterday’s [Jan 13] press conference, Health Minister Kim Wilson said, “Currently, returning residents and visitors conduct a pre-test, test on... Read more of this article

CDC Guidance For Some Cruises To Be Optional

CDC Guidance For Some Cruises To Be Optional

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Covid-19 guidance will soon become optional for many cruise ships, CNN reported. A CNN story said, “When the CDC’s extended conditional sailing order expires on Saturday, the agency is transitioning to a voluntary program for foreign-flagged cruise ships operating in US waters. “The... Read more of this article

116,546 Total Vaccinations, 72.6% Had One Dose

116,546 Total Vaccinations, 72.6% Had One Dose

As of January 8th, Bermuda has administered a total of 116,546 vaccinations and 72.6% of the population has received one dose, 71.3% have had two doses, while more than 50% of those who have received two doses have also received a booster. A Government spokesperson said, “We have completed week 1 of vaccinations for 2022. Since January 11th, 2021,... Read more of this article

Health Minister: Quarantine Time To Be Reduced

Health Minister: Quarantine Time To Be Reduced

The time requirements to quarantine/isolate will be reduced, Minister of Health Kim Wilson said. Speaking at yesterday’s [Jan 13] press conference, Minister Wilson said, “The current requirement for non-immunised persons who must quarantine or isolate is for a period of 14 days, and they must book and get a verified PCR to test out of quarantine/isolation.... Read more of this article

SafeKey Renewal Deadline Extended To Feb 15

SafeKey Renewal Deadline Extended To Feb 15

It was previously announced that anyone with a vaccine based SafeKey whose second dose was older than 6 months would require a booster to renew it as of January 15th, however that has now been extended to February 15th. Speaking at last night’s [Jan 13] press conference, Health Minister Kim Wilson said, “It was previously announced that anyone who... Read more of this article

Covid: 661 Positive, 1882 Active, 10 In Hospital

Covid: 661 Positive, 1882 Active, 10 In Hospital

The Ministry received 8,103 test results – spanning 4 days — and 661 were positive, so active cases have now increased to 1,882, of which 10 people are in hospital, with one person in ICU.A Government spokesperson said, “Since the last update, the Ministry of Health received 8,103 test results, and 661 were positive for COVID-19. “These... Read more of this article

Changes To Covid School Testing Policies

Changes To Covid School Testing Policies

The policy requiring students to have a negative PCR test result after a school mid-term break will be changed to a certified negative antigen test result, and the Ministry will be rolling out at-home antigen testing for all public schools with the weekly school saliva screening testing programme placed on pause. This was from Acting Minister of Education... Read more of this article

Video: Health Minister, Acting Minister, BHB

Video: Health Minister, Acting Minister, BHB

[Updated] Minister of Health Kim Wilson, Acting Minister of Education Tinee Furbert, and Bermuda Hospitals Board Chief of Staff Dr. Wesley Miller will be holding a press conference this afternoon [Jan 13] and while the topic of the press conference was not stated, we assume it will be Covid-19 related. The live video below should start at around 3.00pm,... Read more of this article