Covid-19: 12 days with no new cases
The island marked 12 days yesterday without a new case of Covid-19 infection.
The milestone was achieved after 46 coronavirus tests came back clear and the first scheduled commercial flight since air travel was all but grounded was due to touch down today.
The news meant Bermuda remained at 146 confirmed positive cases. Two cases are active, with one still in hospital, but not in critical care. Bermuda's country status was still at “local transmission with sporadic cases”. The seven-day average for the real-time reproduction number was below 1.
Ms Wilson said masks, safe distances and hand hygiene were “more important than ever” because of the start of regular flights.
She added: “This is the time to practise these measures scrupulously.”
Cheryl Peek-Ball, the Chief Medical Officer, warned the public not to travel with symptoms of Covid-19 or other contagious illnesses.
She said: “This applies equally to visitors and residents.”
Dr Peek-Ball highlighted that Bermuda's quarantine regulations for international travel banned sick people from boarding a flight or ship destined for the island.