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Supplementary Unemployment Benefit Extended

Supplementary Unemployment Benefit Extended

The Supplementary Unemployment Benefit [SUB] has been extended to November 30th, the Government confirmed today. A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Economy and Labour is aware of individuals and families that continue to need financial support. It is incumbent on this Government to ensure they can keep a roof over their heads and put... Read more of this article

Covid: 60 Positive, 65 Active, 2 In Hospital

Covid: 60 Positive, 65 Active, 2 In Hospital

The Ministry received 2,648 test results — spanning 7 days — and 60 were positive, so there are now 65 known active cases, of which 2 people are in hospital. A Government spokesperson said, “Since the last update, the Ministry of Health received 2,648 test results, and 60 were positive for the coronavirus. “These results are from testing... Read more of this article

Court: DeSilva & Harper Found Not Guilty

Court: DeSilva & Harper Found Not Guilty

A jury has found Zane DeSilva and his daughter Zarah Harper not guilty, returning a unanimous not guilty verdict this afternoon [Oct 18] in the Supreme Court. The charges related to a party back in 2020, with the crown alleging that the defendants gave a Public Officer at the Ministry of National Security, information which they did not believe to... Read more of this article

Coronavirus Updates To Be Less Frequent

Coronavirus Updates To Be Less Frequent

Noting that we “continue to move beyond the pandemic,” the Ministry said coronavirus updates will start to be issued every other week and they “expect to cease issuing these updates” after November 30th. In releasing tonight’s test results, Minister of Health Kim Wilson said, “As we continue to move beyond the... Read more of this article

Covid: 60 Positive, 66 Active, 2 In Hospital

Covid: 60 Positive, 66 Active, 2 In Hospital

The Ministry received 2,511 test results — spanning 7 days — and 60 were positive, so there are now 66 known active cases, of which 2 people are in hospital. A Government spokesperson said, “Since the last update, the Ministry of Health received 2,511 test results, and 60 were positive for the coronavirus. “These results are from testing... Read more of this article

45 Complaints/Queries About Covid Policies

45 Complaints/Queries About Covid Policies

Of the 174 intakes received by the Human Rights Commission last year, approximately 45 related to the Covid-19 pandemic, including inquiries about the Government’s testing policies, employment, mask policies and more. The Human Rights Commission annual report [PDF] said, “In 2021, of the one hundred and seventy-four [174] intakes received, approximately... Read more of this article

Covid: 66 Positive, 75 Active, 1 In Hospital

Covid: 66 Positive, 75 Active, 1 In Hospital

The Ministry received 2,916 test results — spanning 7 days — and 66 were positive, so there are now 75 known active cases, of which 1 person is in hospital. A Government spokesperson said, “Since the last update, the Ministry of Health received 2916 test results, and 66 were positive for the coronavirus, giving a test positivity rate of 2%. “These... Read more of this article

People’s Pharmacy Announces New Hours

People’s Pharmacy Announces New Hours

People’s is announcing new hours for both of its locations, effective today [Oct 3], with the company saying they recognise that “customer activity has changed, and there is reduced foot traffic in the city post-pandemic.” A spokesperson said, “The new shortened hours for the Victoria Street shop are : People’s [Victoria Street] Monday-Saturday... Read more of this article

Covid: 32 Positive, 37 Active, None In Hospital

Covid: 32 Positive, 37 Active, None In Hospital

The Ministry received 2,701 test results — spanning 7 days — and 32 were positive, so there are now 37 known active cases. A Government spokesperson said, “Since the last update, the Ministry of Health received 2701 test results, and 32 were positive for the coronavirus, giving a test positivity rate of 1%. “These results are from testing done... Read more of this article

Face Masks In Govt Buildings Is Now Optional

Face Masks In Govt Buildings Is Now Optional

The Ministry of Public Works is advising members of the public that “effective Tuesday, 20 September, the wearing of face masks in Government buildings was made optional.” A Government spokesperson said, “However, people with medical vulnerabilities are encouraged to wear masks if physical distancing cannot be maintained.” You can find... Read more of this article

Canada To End Covid Travel Requirements

Canada To End Covid Travel Requirements

The Government of Canada announced the “removal of all Covid-19 entry restrictions, as well as testing, quarantine, and isolation requirements for anyone entering Canada, effective October 1, 2022.” The official website said, “The removal of border measures has been facilitated by a number of factors, including modelling that indicates... Read more of this article

Public Health Emergency Will End In November

Public Health Emergency Will End In November

The Government “will table a final extension to the Public Health Emergency to end on November 30th” and “will not seek an extension of the public health emergency beyond the end of November.” A Government spokesperson said, “The Minister of Health, Kim Wilson, JP, MP, today announced that on Friday, September 30 in the... Read more of this article

Over 5,500 Vaccine Doses Arrive In Bermuda

Over 5,500 Vaccine Doses Arrive In Bermuda

“Upwards of 5,500 doses arrived on today’s British Airways flight from London,” the Government announced, adding that “the latest shipment of vaccines includes: Pfizer-BioNTech original Adult formulation, Moderna Bivalent and Pfizer-BioNTech paediatric.” Minister of Health Kim Wilson stated, “The Bermuda Government is... Read more of this article