Health Council reinstates mask mandate due to rise in Covid cases
The Bermuda Health Council has reinstated a mask mandate after a rise in the number of Covid-19 cases.
A spokesperson for the BHeC said: “Due to the increase of coronavirus cases, the mask mandate has been reinstated at the Bermuda Health Council starting today.
“Everyone entering our offices will be required to wear a mask inside the offices. All staff will also be required to wear a mask. This requirement will be in effect until further notice.”
There are now 56 Covid patients in the King Edward Memorial Hospital and the Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute.
MPs heard on Friday that highly transmissible variants of the virus were now almost certainly present in Bermuda.
Kim Wilson, the Minister of Health, told the House: “We are still waiting for analysis from overseas, but there’s a very strong likelihood and we’re fairly convinced subject to confirmation that we should receive any day now that BA.4 and BA.5 are the dominant variants here in Bermuda as well as other jurisdictions.”