Bernews provides the latest update on the coronavirus epidemic as it relates to Bermuda as of 7.30am on Tuesday 14th April 

Bernews reports, As the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic continues to affect countries around the globe with over 100,000 deaths worldwide, Bermuda is taking strict measures, having declared a State of Emergency and directing residents to ‘Shelter In Place’ for two weeks. Sadly the island has now recorded five Covid-19 related deaths, and everyone is strongly urged to follow all official guidance. CLICK HERE to view the full report on Bernews.

 Bernews provides an excellent summary as follows_

  • Note:Fast moving situation so summary may, at times, be a few hours out of date, so please scroll down!
  • Bermuda Deaths: Sadly, five people have died.
  • Bermuda Cases:57 confirmed cases. 30 recovered. Details 
  • World: 9 million+ confirmed cases, 120,000+ deaths. Details here.
  • State Of Emergency/Shelter in Place:In effect until at least April 18
  • Name System:For gas station & grocery visits. A - L: Mon/Wed/Fri | M - Z: Tues/Thurs/Sat | Sun for seniors & disabled. Details 
  • Face Covering/Mask:Govt recommendthem, some stores require
  • Hospital: Suspended non-urgent/elective surgery & have visitor restrictions. They urge people to follow guidelines to prevent spread
  • Unemployment Benefit: For those eligible, provides 60% of gross earnings up to $500 per week. Apply here$3.4 million paid so far
  • Transportation: Bus & ferries suspended, resumption date unclear
  • Schools:Public schools closed, resumption date unclear 
  • Airport:No regular passenger flights. Cargo flights operating.
  • Seaport:Cargo operations as normal but no pleasure/tourism vessels. Meaning regular shipments are coming in
  • Grocery Stores: Remain open. Wear face covering. Details 
  • Helplines: Call 444-2498 between 9am - 9pm for general help/ questions, and 543-1111 for emotional support