Coronavirus (COVID-19) News

Residents & Retailers Reminded of Legislation Prohibiting Price Gouging

Friday, March 13th, 2020 - Press Release

The public and local retailers are reminded of the legislation prohibiting price gouging, particularly during times of national emergencies.

Price gouging is defined as “a seller increasing the prices of goods, services or... Read More

Travel Ban Instated: to China, Iran, Italy, Republic of Korea: Daegu or Cheongdo

Friday, March 13th, 2020 - Press Release

Last night the Minister of Health used powers under Section 9 of the Quarantine Act 2017 to instate a travel ban disallowing entry to visitors travelling from the four countries where there is sustained community spread of COVID-19: China... Read More

COVID-19 Update (12th March 2020)

Thursday, March 12th, 2020 - Press Release
Remarks by the Hon Premier Following A Meeting of the Public Health Emergency Response Team (PHERT)

Earlier today, I attended a meeting of the Public Health Emergency Response Team (PHERT), which has been meeting regularly since the... Read More

The World Health Organization Declares COVID-19 a Pandemic

Wednesday, March 11th, 2020 - Press Release

Dr. Cheryl Peek-Ball, the Chief Medical Officer stated, “We recognize that the World Health Organization today declared the coronavirus (COVID-19) a pandemic. The declaration of a pandemic is based on the geographical spread of the... Read More

COVID-19 preparedness update (11th March 2020)

Wednesday, March 11th, 2020 - Ministerial Statement
Ministerial Statement by the Minister of Health, the Hon. Kim Wilson, JP MP

Mr Speaker and Honourable Members,

I know everyone in Bermuda is getting into a state of preparedness for the potential arrival of Covid-19 to our shores.... Read More

Update Regarding COVID-19 (9th March 2020)

Monday, March 9th, 2020 - Press Release

Over the weekend, The World Health Organization (WHO) announced that the global number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 has surpassed 100,000.

In their statement, WHO called on all countries to continue efforts that have been... Read More

Updated Statistics Regarding COVID-19

Sunday, March 8th, 2020 - Press Release

The Ministry of Health can confirm that as of today, 8th March 2020, there are 22 persons who are self-monitoring with public health supervision. Also, five additional persons have been tested with results pending from the Caribbean... Read More

Update Regarding Preparedness for COVID-19

Friday, March 6th, 2020 - Press Release

Today the Government of Bermuda can confirm that it has ordered 400 cases of hand sanitizer which are scheduled to arrive on-island next week.

Earlier this week, Government announced that it was actively working to secure extra... Read More

Bermuda Hospitals Board Annual Report 2015

Friday, March 6th, 2020 - Ministerial Statement

Mr Speaker and Honourable Members,

I am very pleased to be tabling in this Honourable House today the Bermuda Hospitals Board 2015 Annual Report.

There has been progress in the auditing process, and this has been publicly... Read More

Press Release: Hotline for passengers onboard March 4 AA Miami Flight

Thursday, March 5th, 2020 - Press Release

Yesterday evening (March 4), a passenger onboard the American Airlines’ Miami flight was identified by cabin crew as having influenza-like symptoms.

That individual was provided with a mask and disembarked from the aircraft by the... Read More