Premier David Burt sent out a series of tweets on social media this weekend, urging residents not to “let our guard down”, as the global COVID-19 pandemic rages on.

The messages, sent out on Saturday (March 13), said: “Coronavirus fatigue is real, but we can’t let our guard down. 24/31 of Bermuda’s active coronavirus cases are the ‘UK Variant.’ This strain is known to be more transmissible and is also more deadly.

“As you move around the island, please remember to follow the rules. Avoid large gatherings that are in violation of the rules in place. Please remember to use hand sanitiser, wear a mask and keep your distance from others. The next 6 weeks are critical and will require all of us to do our part to break the chains of transmission,” he added.

“It is vital that we follow the simple precautions in place to limit transmission while we continue to immunise our seniors & the vulnerable. We are fortunate to have access to vaccines and are top 10 in the world in testing & vaccinations, but we need to be sensible.”