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82,870 Total Vaccinations, 63.9% Had Two Doses

82,870 Total Vaccinations, 63.9% Had Two Doses

Bermuda has administered a total of 82,870 vaccinations and 63.9% of the population have received two doses thus far. A spokesperson said, “We have completed week 28 of vaccinations. Since January 11th Bermuda has administered a total of 82,870 vaccinations. “Of the 82,870 vaccinations given as of July 24:52% are women and, 48% are men“82.5%... Read more of this article

U.S. Consulate & CBP Donate Water Supply

U.S. Consulate & CBP Donate Water Supply

The U.S. Consulate General Hamilton and U.S. Customs and Border Protection [CBP] agency have donated a supply of bottled water to “support Covid-19 relief efforts as the Government continues to combat the spread of the virus.”U.S. Consul General Karen Grissette and CBP Port Director Cletus William expressed their appreciation to the Government,... Read more of this article

Video: Govt Press Conference, 15 New Cases

Video: Govt Press Conference, 15 New Cases

[Updating] The Government is holding a press conference this afternoon [July 27] and the Government said topics to be covered include “Cup Match, public safety over the holiday and the weekend Covid update.” We will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime the live video is below.Update 4.21pm: The Government said there were... Read more of this article

Covid Testing Availability Before Cup Match

Covid Testing Availability Before Cup Match

Cup Match will take place later this week, and the Government is reminding people of the locations and hours of the Covid-19 community testing sites, as Cup Match will require a Safekey for entry. The Bermuda Government posted the graphic below online, saying: “Test-based Safekeys, which are required to attend Cup Match, are valid for 72 hours... Read more of this article

20 Complaints Related To Covid In 2020

20 Complaints Related To Covid In 2020

According to the 2020 Human Rights Commission Annual Report, last year there were twenty complaints related to the Covid-19 pandemic, with many related to employment. The report said, “In 2020, there were twenty [20] matters presented to the Human Rights Commission by Complainants related to the Coronavirus [Covid-19] pandemic. Many of the intakes... Read more of this article

“Rally For Freedom” Postponed Due To Weather

“Rally For Freedom” Postponed Due To Weather

[Updated] The Bermuda Freedom Alliance was scheduled to hold a rally today [July 24] on the Cabinet Building grounds, and while they did set up to hold one, as of this time it is not taking place, with the inclement weather affecting the plans. Update: Mr Dean confirms the event has been postponed, video comment belowThe group had alleged that “despite... Read more of this article

Covid Traveler Testing Changes In Effect

Covid Traveler Testing Changes In Effect

A number of changes to the testing regime for travelers are in effect, the Government has advised. A Government spokesperson said, “Effective July 23, for all travelers arriving and onwards:“vaccinated travellers on-island testing regime changes to Day 0/4/10 [day 8 and 14 tests are replaced with a Day 10 test]“unvaccinated travellers... Read more of this article

Premier: ‘There Will Be Revisions To Approach’

Premier: ‘There Will Be Revisions To Approach’

“As we approach 65% of the total population being fully immunized, there will be revisions to the approach to the policy on supervised quarantine,” Premier David Burt said, adding that “it is my expectation that as soon as next week, we will be positioned to announce these changes.” He said the “changes will address adjustments... Read more of this article

Covid: 3 New Cases, 17 Active, 0 In Hospital

Covid: 3 New Cases, 17 Active, 0 In Hospital

There were 6535 test results received — spanning three days of testing — and three were positive for Covid-19, with two cases classified as imported, while one is classified as under investigation.A Government spokesperson said, “There were 6535 test results received by the Ministry of Health since the last update, and three were positive... Read more of this article

Court Dismisses Mandatory Quarantine Case

Court Dismisses Mandatory Quarantine Case

[Updated with PDF + audio] The Supreme Court has dismissed the legal challenge brought by the Constitutional Freedom Bermuda group in relation to the mandatory quarantine policy. The ruling said, “The Applicants’ application for a declaration that the mandatory quarantine for unvaccinated travellers implemented pursuant to the Quarantine [COVID-19]... Read more of this article

Mobile Vaccinations & Covid-19 Testing

Mobile Vaccinations & Covid-19 Testing

The Government has issued an advisory about upcoming Covid-19 testing sites and mobile vaccinations availablity. A Government spokesperson said, “The next Close to Home mobile vaccinations will be at Washington Mall this Saturday, July 24, in the space behind Gibbons Home Store and across from Gold Standard from 10 am – 2 pm. “Additionally,... Read more of this article

Hospital To Allow “More Open Visiting Policy”

Hospital To Allow “More Open Visiting Policy”

The Bermuda Hospitals Board announced “that it is updating visiting restrictions, effective immediately, in light of the low prevalence of Covid-19 in the community at this time” noting that they can “maintain a more open visiting policy.” Dr Wesley Miller, Chief of Staff, comments: “We are pleased it is safe enough to allow... Read more of this article

Frontline Foundation Gives To BPS & BFRS

Frontline Foundation Gives To BPS & BFRS

The Bermuda Police Service [BPS] and Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service [BFRS] received gift cards from the Frontline Foundation yesterday [July 20] “as a thank you for their ongoing efforts.” A spokesperson said, “This afternoon the Bermuda Police Service and Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service were humbled to receive gift cards from... Read more of this article