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Governor: we have the ability to end Covid-19 deaths

Governor Rena Lalgie (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

The Governor today urged the community to get immunised from Covid-19, saying Bermuda has enough doses of the vaccine to put a stop to the pandemic.

In a statement, Rena Lalgie said: “Bermuda is now in possession of enough vaccines provided by the UK Government (over 77,000 in total) and through the Government of Bermuda’s association with Covax (some 9,700 in total) to vaccinate the adult population on island.

She added: “Vaccinations prevent severe illness from Covid and thereby prevent hospitalisation.

“We have an opportunity to get to a place where Covid no longer has to result in the deaths of our family members, friends and neighbours. I urge those of you who have not yet been vaccinated to consider doing so.”

Ms Lalgie also offered her “sincere condolences to those who have lost a beloved family member or friend to Covid recently”.

On the eve of the implementation of a seven-day stay at home order, she added: “While I know that many of us are experiencing Covid fatigue, it is vitally important that we continue to adhere to the public health regulations which have been put in place.”

David Burt, the Premier, has set a target of achieving herd immunity by vaccinating 70 per cent of the population by the end of May. Herd immunity means there are too few people in the community able to transmit the virus to cause community spread.

Bermuda’s residents will come under a stay at home order for seven days from tomorrow.