Bermuda Covid-19 Coronavirus News – Bernews Mon, 11 Sep 2023 18:23:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Health Ministry Statement On Covid-19 BA.2.86 Sun, 10 Sep 2023 19:44:43 +0000 The Ministry of Health said they “cannot confirm the presence of the new variant of Covid 19 BA.2.86 on the island” and explained the Ministry “recently sent samples to the Caribbean Public Health Agency [CARPHA] for sequencing, and the Office of the Chief Medical Officer continues to consult with the UK Health Security Agency [UKHSA] […]]]> Minister: Covid-19 Public Information & Guidance Sat, 17 Jun 2023 15:01:41 +0000 “Unfortunately, there is evidence of increasing Covid-19 infections in the community,” Minister of Health Kim Wilson said, adding that “however, the good news is that we are better positioned to manage the outbreaks because of the high vaccination rates and a less deadly virus strain.” Speaking in the House of Assembly on Friday [June 16] […]]]> Ministry: Increasing Covid-19 In Community Fri, 09 Jun 2023 21:14:14 +0000 “Unfortunately, there is evidence of increasing COVID-19 infections in the community,” said Minister of Health Kim Wilson. “However, the good news is that we are better positioned to manage the outbreaks because of the high vaccination rates and a less deadly virus strain. “I want to remind the public to continue taking precautions to avoid […]]]> U.S. Consul: Travel Vaccine Policy To End Sat, 06 May 2023 00:34:58 +0000 Starting on May 12th, “noncitizen nonimmigrant air passengers will no longer need to show proof of being fully vaccinated with an accepted Covid-19 vaccine to board a flight to the United States,” the U.S. Consulate in Bermuda confirmed. A spokesperson said, “On May 1, the Biden-Harris Administration announced updates to the U.S. Covid-19 vaccine requirements. […]]]> Covid Is No Longer Global Health Emergency Fri, 05 May 2023 14:41:02 +0000 The World Health Organization [WHO] announced today [May 5] that they have determined that “Covid-19 is now an established and ongoing health issue which no longer constitutes a public health emergency of international concern.” The statement comes three years after the WHO first declared its highest level of alert over the virus. The official WHO […]]]> U.S. To End Covid Vaccine Policy For Travelers Tue, 02 May 2023 14:11:02 +0000 The United States announced a range of changes to their Covid policies, including the end of “the Covid-19 vaccine requirements for Federal employees, Federal contractors, and international air travelers at the end of the day on May 11.” The statement released by the White House said, “In 2021, the Biden-Harris Administration announced Covid-19 vaccination requirements […]]]> Govt Advisory: Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate Mon, 17 Apr 2023 16:05:09 +0000 The Ministry of Health is advising “residents needing a copy of their Covid-19 vaccination certificate can request a copy from the Department of Health’s Program on Immunization by emailing:” “If you already have a valid Covid-19 vaccination certificate that shows you are fully immunized [2 doses], there is no need to get a new […]]]> Island Records Two Covid Related Deaths Sat, 01 Apr 2023 12:20:25 +0000 The Bermuda Government has released the latest Covid-19 figures, with the island recording two coronavirus-related deaths, bringing the total to 165 since the pandemic began in 2020. There are now 10 known active cases, with one of the 10 people in hospital, and a total of 18,860 cases recorded overall since 2020.]]> Oral Antiviral Treatment For Covid Available Tue, 28 Mar 2023 18:14:52 +0000 The Ministry of Health is reminding the public that Covid-19 antivirals and therapeutics, Paxlovid and Molnupiravir, are available in Bermuda. A Government spokesperson said, “These oral antivirals are available by prescription only from a physician.” Minister of Health Kim Wilson said, “Oral antivirals are pills that can stop the virus that causes COVID-19 from making […]]]> Auditor General Releases TA Program Report Fri, 24 Mar 2023 17:02:15 +0000 Auditor General Heather Thomas today released a Report on the administration of Bermuda’s Travel Authorization program. A spokesperson said, “This report is her third public interest report supporting Parliament in its examination of the Government of Bermuda’s continuing response to the coronavirus [COVID-19]. “This report focuses on the Government of Bermuda’s actions taken between March […]]]>