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No Confirmed Cases Of Covid-19 In Bermuda

The Ministry of Health can confirm that as of today [March 16], there are no confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Bermuda.

A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Health can confirm that as of today, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19, also referred to as the coronavirus, in Bermuda. We can confirm that the rumors to the contrary currently circulating via social media and throughout the community are false.

“Minter Wilson urged members of the public to rely only on official sources of information to prevent damaging rumours from creating false narratives and diverting public health resources away from situations posing an actual threat.

“I strongly discourage the dissemination of false information which may incite fear and panic in the community,” said Minister Wilson. “It is critical for the public to turn their attention only to the established, trusted sources of health information. The Bermuda Government website www.gov.bm/coronavirus and Government ‘Treefrog’ App, as well as its social media pages are the official sources of Ministry of Health information. These are updated daily as information is received and confirmed. The World Health Organization website is a trusted source of up to the moment global information.

“Any situation posing a risk to the safety of the general public will be communicated through official Government of Bermuda channels.”

The public is reminded to:

  • “Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • “Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue and throw the tissue in the trash after use.
  • “Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • “Clean and disinfect frequently-touched surfaces and objects.
  • “Practice social distancing – no handshakes etc. Where possible avoid congregate places.
  • “Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care…But call first; don’t just show up at your doctor’s office or the hospital.

“These actions are especially important for older adults and people who have severe chronic medical conditions.”