Vaccine Passport Protests In Europe Draw Thousands Of People

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Associated Press: HELSINKI — Thousands of people gathered in European capitals Saturday to protest vaccine passports and other requirements governments have imposed in hopes of ending the coronavirus pandemic. Demonstrations took place in Athens, Helsinki, London, Paris and Stockholm. Marches in P... Read more

Report: WHO Urges Countries To Lift Travel Bans, Not Ask For Vaccination Proof For Entry

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Jamaica Observer: KINGSTON - THE World Health Organization (WHO) has urged countries to lift travel bans and not ask for vaccination proof, according to a story published Thursday by the online publication wionnews.com. It further said that the State parties should consider a risk-based approach t... Read more

Rio De Janeiro Delays Carnival Parades As Omicron Spreads

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Associated Press: RIO DE JANEIRO — The world-famous Carnival festivities in Rio de Janeiro will be held in late April rather than the final weekend of February, as the number of coronavirus cases in Brazil spikes and the omicron variant spreads across the country. "The decision was made respectin... Read more

Bermuda Public School Retesting Schedule

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News Release: HAMILTON, Bermuda - The Department of Education would like to advise parents and guardians of Bermuda’s public schools that re-testing will begin this week. Preschool children who require re-testing for in-class learning needed to be re-tested on January 10, 2022, and information r... Read more

COVID-19: Active Cases Now 1,604, 689 New, 6 In KEMH As Testing Delays Continue

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The Ministry of Health reported more than 1,600 active cases of COVID-19 in Bermuda last night, with another 689 new cases recorded in the latest round of 7,125 tests The total number of active cases climbed to 1,604, with six people in hospital - fortunately, none are in intensive care. A Ministry ... Read more

COVID-19: Back To School Update

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News Release: HAMILTON, Bermuda - The Department of Education is providing parents and the public with a second update on school openings. As of 3pm yesterday (Jan 5), the following schools have been confirmed to open: Preschools Nine out of ten preschools will be fully or partially open for studen... Read more

Health Ministry Opens Washington Mall Testing Site For Outbound Travellers

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News Release: HAMILTON, Bermuda - To meet the testing demand, the Ministry of Health advised that starting tomorrow, (January 6, 2022), all outbound travellers (visitors and residents) who require an antigen test 24-hours before their departure from Bermuda, will now be tested at a Washington Mall ... Read more

‘Flurona’ – Flu Plus Coronavirus – Detected In Southern California

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New York Daily News: MANHATTAN, By Theresa Braine - A case of “flurona,” or someone infected with both flu and coronavirus simultaneously, has been discovered in a child in Southern California, a testing company there announced. It’s the first in Southern California though not in the US. ... Read more

New COVID Variant ‘IHU’ With 46 Mutations Detected In France

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New York Daily News: MANHATTAN, By Theresa Braine - Experts are keeping a wary eye on yet another COVID variant, this one with 46 mutations. It was detected in France and showed up in a traveler recently arrived from a three-day stay in Cameroon, French researchers said in a pre-print study publ... Read more

COVID-19: New Cases Detected Jumps To 516, Total Now 912, Two In KEMH, Neither In ICU

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The Ministry of Health reported more than 500 new cases of COVID-19 in Bermuda last night, as the total number of cases approaches 1,000. Since the last update, the Ministry received 9,532 test results - 516 were positive. The additional 340 new cases were classified as either local transmission (11... Read more