Ports of entry screening in Bermuda for the deadly coronavirus over the past three days has resulted in 14 people being quarantined with direct monitoring for 14 days.

Government’s Chief Medical Officer, Cheryl Peek-Ball has confirmed that “number has now reduced to five individuals undergoing current active monitoring”.

The Ministry of Health warned anyone returning from China or areas with active person-to-person transmission of Covid-19 would be required to stay in their homes and be monitored for 14 days.

Bermuda has still recorded no cases of Covid-19 in Bermuda, and ports of entry screening has not identified any travellers with a risk history in the past three days.

Anyone who becomes ill after travelling to mainland China or neighbouring countries should call their doctor’s office for advice before going into any healthcare setting.

Dr Peek-Ball added: “The best protection from this disease and all respiratory illnesses is good hand hygiene. When ill, stay away from others. Do not attend work or school and, again, seek medical advice by phone in advance of going to a healthcare setting.”

For local information on the coronavirus visit the Ministry of Health’s website, which is regularly updated, on www.gov.bm/health-data-and-monitoring.