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Five More Positive Covid-19 Test Results

Five More Positive Covid-19 Test Results

There have been five more positive Covid-19 test results, two are imported, two are classified as local transmission with known contact, and one is under investigation. A Government spokesperson said, “There were 498 test results received by the Ministry of Health yesterday [1 December 2020], and five were positive for Covid-19. “Two of... Read more of this article

Covid Safety Reminder From City Of Hamilton

Covid Safety Reminder From City Of Hamilton

Noting the “recent spike in Covid-19 cases in the Bermuda community,” the City of Hamilton is reminding the public to “adhere to the Covid-19 safety protocols and guidelines as directed by the Bermuda Government.” A spokesperson said, “The City requests all customers coming to reception in City Hall to wear a mask and... Read more of this article

‘How We Move Forward Depends On Actions’

‘How We Move Forward Depends On Actions’

“How we move forward will depend on the actions each of us take over the next two weeks,” Premier David Burt said, adding that “between now and the middle of December will be critical in determining if we are able to continue to move around freely or go backwards and introduce further restrictions on activities.” The island has... Read more of this article

UK Regulator Gives Approval For First Vaccine

UK Regulator Gives Approval For First Vaccine

The United Kingdom has approved a Covid-19 vaccine, with the British Government announcing that the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine has today [Dec 2] been given approval for use. The UK Government website said, “The first Covid-19 vaccine for the UK, developed by Pfizer/BioNTech, has today been given approval for use following a thorough review carried out... Read more of this article

‘Not Looking To Quarantine Travellers Until Day 8′

‘Not Looking To Quarantine Travellers Until Day 8′

“The Government is not looking to quarantine travellers until Day 8,” Health Minister Kim Wilson said, with the Minister adding that it “would be hugely detrimental to our already struggling tourism sector.” The Minister — who was addressing an online petition calling for the extension of the quarantine period for arriving... Read more of this article

Video: Govt Covid-19 Press Conference

Video: Govt Covid-19 Press Conference

[Updated] The Government will be holding a press conference at approximately 5.45pm this evening [Dec 1] to update the public on Covid-19. We will have additional coverage following the press conference, and the live video below will start at around 5.45pm.Update 9.06pm: Premier David Burt’s remarks follow below: ­­Good afternoon Bermuda,... Read more of this article

Over 50 Covid Cases Confirmed In November

Over 50 Covid Cases Confirmed In November

Last month saw an increase in confirmed positive Covid-19 cases, with more than 50 new cases recorded in November, and the island’s status changing from ‘sporadic cases’ to ‘clusters of cases’. On November 1st there were 206 total cases to date, and as of November 30th, there are 260 confirmed positive cases to date. The first confirmed... Read more of this article

Amendment To Allow Fines Of $500 Or $1,000

Amendment To Allow Fines Of $500 Or $1,000

[Updated] Amendments to the Public Health Covid-19 Emergency Powers — which stated they have an operative date of November 30, 2020 – state that “a person who fails to take all reasonable steps, as required by regulation 3, to maintain appropriate physical distancing by not wearing a mask when one is required commits an offence and... Read more of this article

Minister: Covid Caused ‘Severe Economic Shock’

Minister: Covid Caused ‘Severe Economic Shock’

Imports decreased by 27.5% over the first two quarters of the year, total visitor arrivals were down by 91% versus a year ago, and employment income for the first 9 months of 2020 fell by $194.2 million. This was from Minister of Finance Curtis Dickinson, who said that the “economic data clearly illustrates the severe economic shock that Covid-19... Read more of this article

HSBC Somerset Branch Will Close On Tuesday

HSBC Somerset Branch Will Close On Tuesday

Stating that it is “out of an abundance of caution following a possible exposure to Covid-19,” HSBC confirmed that their Somerset branch will close on Tuesday [Dec 1] and said that “it is expected that the branch will remain closed for the rest of this week.”A spokesperson said, “The HSBC Somerset branch will close tomorrow... Read more of this article

Clearwater To Be Deep Cleaned Over Two Days

Clearwater To Be Deep Cleaned Over Two Days

Clearwater Middle School opened this morning [Nov 30] and there were 23 students and 15 staff present, Minister of Education Diallo Rabain said, with the Minister adding that the school will be deep cleaned on Tuesday and Wednesday, so “staff and students will not be able to enter the building on these two days.” Speaking at this evening’s... Read more of this article

Video: Govt Press Conference On Covid-19

Video: Govt Press Conference On Covid-19

[Updated] Minister of Education Diallo Rabain and Minister of Health Kim Wilson are holding a joint press conference this afternoon [Nov 30] about Covid-19. We will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime the live video is below. Update: The live broadcast has concluded and the 25 minute replay is below:Update 6.35pm: Minister Diallo... Read more of this article

Covid-19: Nine New Positive Results, 37 Active

Covid-19: Nine New Positive Results, 37 Active

There were 1,903 test results received and nine were positive for Covid-19, so Bermuda now has a total of 37 active cases. A Government spokesperson said, “Over the weekend there were 1903 test results received by the Ministry of Health from 28-29 November 2020, and nine were positive for COVID-19. “Two of the new cases are classified as imported... Read more of this article