Ministry of Health to Conduct Wellness Checks on Vulnerable Seniors

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News Release: Hamilton, Bermuda - Health Minister Kim Wilson announced today that, starting on Monday, the Ministry of Health’s Ageing & Disability Services (ADS) will be conducting wellness checks on the island’s vulnerable seniors. "The wellness checks are our way of making sure that Ber... Read more

Health Minister Visits COVID-19 Call Centre

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News Release: Hamilton, Bermuda - Health Minister Kim Wilson toured the call centre for the COVID-19 Information Hotline. The Minister was accompanied by Project Manager Dean Parris who introduced her to the seven telephone operators who, between them, have fielded more than 100 calls sin... Read more

BHeC to Host Second COVID-19 Discussion on ZOOM on Friday at 1:30pm

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News Release: Hamilton, Bermuda - The Bermuda Health Council (BHeC) will host a second COVID-19 Discussion on ZOOM, tomorrow, Friday, March 20th at 1:30 pm! The BHeC will continue to host lunchtime learning sessions with Health Physicians, Dentists, Dieticians and leading health experts to help ed... Read more

Training Session on Infection Prevention & Control Training Held For Medical Personnel

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Fifteen participants took part in a training session for physicians, nurses and laboratory personnel on Saturday (March 14) "to refresh their knowledge on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Infection Prevention and Control (IPC). A Government spokesperson said: “The training was facilitate... Read more

Ministry Of Health: WHO Declares COVID-19 a Pandemic:

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Now that the World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the coronavirus a pandemic, government's Chief Medical Officer, Dr Cheryl Peek-Ball, has issued a reminder that it does not mean a change in the severity of COVID-19. The organisation's Director General stated: "Describing the situation as... Read more

Coronavirus: ‘Many Thousands’ in UK to be Infected With Deadly Virus, Says Top Medic

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[caption id="attachment_23572" align="alignleft" width="434"] Public Health England Deputy Medical Director Dr Jenny Harries Image: PA[/caption] England's Deputy Medical Officer has warned the deadly coronavirus outbreak will cause "significant numbers" of the UK's population to become infected. ... Read more

Health Minister: ‘The Spread of This Virus Can Be Significantly Slowed or Even Reversed’

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Health Minister Kim Wilson has issued another update, now that the World Health Organisation (WHO) has confirmed that the global number of COVID-19 cases has surpassed 100,000. "Amid this disheartening news, I want to remind people that the spread of this virus can be significantly slowed or ... Read more

Coronavirus Panic Sees Commuters Wearing Plastic Boxes & Carrier Bags Over Their Heads

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[caption id="attachment_23516" align="alignleft" width="409"] A woman uses half a water container to try and stop the spread of bacteria reaching her[/caption] As the deadly strain of COVID-19 continues to spread, people in the UK have started taking rather interesting precautions to protect them... Read more

Open Airways: Urges Residents With Asthma & Respiratory Ailments Like Asthma to ‘Be Prepared’ For COVID-19

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Open Airways Bermuda has posted a public service announcement for residents on 'What does Coronavirus mean for someone with Asthma' in Bermuda. The non-profit organisation is "dedicated to improving the health and well-being of over 8,000 people in Bermuda whose lives are affected by asthma and o... Read more

Five More People Tested For Covid-19 But No Test Results Expected Until Next Week

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The Ministry of Health has confirmed that five more people were tested for the potential deadly strain of coronavirus when they arrived in Bermuda last week. As of Sunday, March 8, 22 people were "self-monitoring with public health supervision" as a precaution against Covid-19. But the five pe... Read more