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5 Positive Tests In Back-To-School Screenings

5 Positive Tests In Back-To-School Screenings

[Written by Don Burgess] Five people have tested positive in the back-to-school screenings so far. A Ministry of Education spokesperson told Bernews 12 schools had been tested with four positive cases amongst students and one for staff. Schools included are Gilbert Institute, Port Royal Primary, West Pembroke, Prospect Primary, Purvis Primary, East... Read more of this article

Video: BNV With Dietitian Sarah Williamson

Video: BNV With Dietitian Sarah Williamson

Clinical Dietitian Sarah Williamson will be joining Bernews at 12.15pm today [Oct 12] for the latest episode in the Bernews News & Views series, with Ms Williamson set to discuss nutrition myths, health, Covid, and more, a topic which she addressed in a recent column.Ms Williamson is a Registered Dietitian in both Bermuda and the UK and has degrees... Read more of this article

ABIC Urges People To Protect Themselves

ABIC Urges People To Protect Themselves

The local and international business communities strongly are encouraging the community to “actively take all recommended measures to protect themselves and others from the Covid-19 virus,” the Association of Bermuda International Companies [ABIC] said. A spokesperson said, “The local and international business communities strongly... Read more of this article

35 New, 658 Active, 37 In Hospital, 9 In ICU

35 New, 658 Active, 37 In Hospital, 9 In ICU

The Ministry received 5141 test results — spanning three days — and 35 were positive, so the island now has 658 active cases, of which 37 people are in hospital, with 9 in ICU, and sadly the Ministry has confirmed there have been three more deaths.“Bermuda has recorded three more coronavirus related deaths. I extend my sincere condolences... Read more of this article

Govt Confirm Three Coronavirus Related Deaths

Govt Confirm Three Coronavirus Related Deaths

The island has experienced three more coronavirus-related deaths, bringing the total death toll to 92. Minister of Health Kim Wilson said, “Bermuda has recorded three more coronavirus related deaths. I extend my sincere condolences to the family and friends who have recently lost their loved one.” The island has now recorded a total of 92 Covid... Read more of this article

BHB Hamilton In Person Payment Facility Closed

BHB Hamilton In Person Payment Facility Closed

Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] is advising the public that it has “closed its public reception desk in its Hamilton office to in-person activities until further notice.” A spokesperson said, “The Hamilton office located in Craig Appin House on Wesley Street has been convenient for many people to pay their bills. “Due to the high risk... Read more of this article

Reduced Services Continue In The Courts

Reduced Services Continue In The Courts

Both “Magistrates’ Court and the Supreme Court of Bermuda are in operation, but reduced services and limited access is being implemented,” according to Circular 14, which has effect from 8 October to 22 October. The document said, “The continued surge of positive Covid-19 test results the island is experiencing continues to be of... Read more of this article

Stage 3 Of Return To Play Sports Guidelines

Stage 3 Of Return To Play Sports Guidelines

As part of sports recommencing, the “guideline is being updated to require antigen testing rather than saliva testing.” A Government spokesperson said, “The Minister of Youth, Culture and Sport, Dr. Ernest Peets advised sporting bodies that in anticipation of sport recommencing at Stage 3 of the Return to Play Guidelines, the Guideline... Read more of this article

Post Office Staff Donate Meals To KEMH Staff

Post Office Staff Donate Meals To KEMH Staff

World Post Day is this Saturday and Bermuda Post Office staff traditionally celebrate the day with a team building activity. This year the staff decided to pool funds and provide meals for hospital workers who have been stressed during the pandemic. “Our team is not able to gather to celebrate this year,” said Postmaster General Sam Brangman... Read more of this article

Appointments Can Be Booked From October 11th

Appointments Can Be Booked From October 11th

People eligible for the Covid vaccine booster shot will be able book one online starting on Monday, October 11th. In releasing tonight’s test results, Minister of Health Kim Wilson said, “Bermuda received 11,700 Covid-19 vaccine doses from the UK last night. These doses will be used to support the third dose/booster programme which starts on... Read more of this article

BHEC: List Of Approved Covid Testing Facilities

BHEC: List Of Approved Covid Testing Facilities

The Bermuda Health Council has published a directory of approved Covid-19 testing facilities in Bermuda, with five listed: C & S West Medical Services, King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, Northshore Medical Laboratory, HMC Burnaby Urgent Care & Medical Imaging, and Helix Genetic And Scientific Solutions. The statement from the Bermuda Health... Read more of this article

46 New, 812 Active, 43 In Hospital, 8 In ICU

46 New, 812 Active, 43 In Hospital, 8 In ICU

The Ministry received 3438 test results — spanning two days — and 46 were positive, so there are now 812 active cases, of which 43 people are in hospital, with 8 in ICU, and sadly the Minister confirmed there have been two more deaths.“Bermuda has recorded two more coronavirus related deaths. I extend my sincere condolences to the family... Read more of this article

Govt Confirm Two Coronavirus Related Deaths

Govt Confirm Two Coronavirus Related Deaths

The Government has confirmed that Bermuda has experienced two more coronavirus-related deaths, bringing the total death toll to 89.Minister of Health Kim Wilson said, “Bermuda has recorded two more coronavirus related deaths. I extend my sincere condolences to the family and friends who have lost their loved one.” The island has now recorded... Read more of this article