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Possible Covid-19 exposure at Berkeley Institute

The Berkeley Institute (File photograph)

A possible exposure to the coronavirus has been linked to The Berkeley Institute, the Government said today.

Close contacts are being contacted by health officials and will be told to quarantine.

A Ministry of Education spokeswoman said: “The Chief Medical Officer has advised that the Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit of the Ministry of Health has become aware of a potential exposure at The Berkeley Institute to someone confirmed with Covid-19.

“The person confirmed with Covid-19 has been isolated.

“The ESU is contacting confirmed close contacts who are being advised that they must quarantine – stay home and away from other activities – and be tested for Covid-19.”

She added: “The public health officers will complete a full assessment.

“Following the assessment, communication will be provided by the Ministry of Health on any further recommended public health measures such as quarantine and testing.”

Diallo Rabain, the education minister, said: “The Ministry of Education appreciates the co-operation of the Department of Health and The Berkeley Institute family.

“I would like to urge our students, teachers, parents and the general public to follow the procedures outlined in order to accurately provide updates to the Ministry of Health.

“We ask all our school families to wear masks, practise social distancing, wash your hands and keep your bubbles small.

“We all play a critical role in keeping our island safe."

· Anyone with questions about the coronavirus was asked to contact their healthcare provider or e-mail schoolsurv@gov.bm. Public health guidelines can be found atwww.gov.bm/coronavirus

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Published December 11, 2020 at 3:01 pm (Updated December 11, 2020 at 3:00 pm)

Possible Covid-19 exposure at Berkeley Institute

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