Press Release From The Premier on March 28th
Premier the Hon. David Burt, JP, MP today announced of the 36 test results received today, there were five more confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 31 negative results.
Three of the confirmed cases were imported and two had close contact with a confirmed case and are limited local transmission.
One of the confirmed cases arrived in Bermuda on the British Airways flight BA2233 on 15 March 2020. Another arrived on flight BA2233 on 18 March, 2020 and the third arrived on BA2233 on 20 March 2020.
Here’s what you need to know if you were on one of those British Airways flights:
If you arrived on 15 March your monitoring period ends tomorrow – 29 March, 2020.
If you arrived on 18 March your monitoring period ends on 1 April, 2020.
If you arrived on 20 March your monitoring period ends on 3 April 2020.
If you are feeling fine and have no symptoms, there is nothing for you to do except to remain in your house and continue to observe the self-quarantine guidelines.
If you have any respiratory symptoms, such as a cough or even a mild fever, please contact your doctor. Explain that you were on one of the mentioned British Airways flights and that you would like medical guidance. Do not go to your doctor’s office or the hospital. Please call ahead.
There are currently two confirmed COVID-19 patients in hospital in stable condition.
Premier Burt stated, “As Bermudians, we must do everything in our power to stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community. When the curfew comes into effect tomorrow evening at 8pm, I am urging every person in Bermuda to stay in your home. Only if you are on the exemption list will you be allowed to move around the island. The steps we are taking as a Government is to ensure the health of each person who lives here. You have the ability to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by washing your hands, staying six feet away from other people and encouraging others to follow all the guidelines that have been put in place. You are the person who will make the difference.”
The Premier will give another update on Sunday 29 March 2020.