Caution advised for airport reopening
The report that the airport may be opened on July 1 begs some questions.
1, Will the airport be open to travellers from all countries?
2, Is the Government prepared to be selective from countries where the pandemic appears to be growing?
My concern is that the majority of our tourists have traditionally come from the United States. Today’s news (June 16, 2020) shows some 116,000 deaths and there is a model predicting that by October 1, there could be 200,000 deaths in the United States.
From an economic point of view, we need the tourists to come, but at what expense?
Maybe I am being selfish, being in the high-risk category, but having observed the recommendations suggested by the medical guidelines, I am not happy about the possibility of being infected from a country where the leadership is interested only in the economy and not the citizens.
I would suggest that the Government takes a good hard look at the reopening and considers being selective. Containment has been successful and it would be a shame to throw away all the efforts made by Bermudians.
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