Warning over false information
The public was warned today not to spread false information in the wake of rumours about inbound flights.
A spokesman for the Ministry of Tourism and Transport said the Government was aware of a voice note on social media that claimed six flights with a total of 600 people were expected to arrive on the island yesterday.
The spokesman said: “This information is false.
“The Government is committed to keeping the public up to date and informed on all developments relating to Covid-19.
“As such, we urge against believing all that is shared, especially through social media, and ask that all information be verified through reputable sources.”
One flight arrived yesterday from London with about 120 Bermuda residents and another is expected to touch down today from Fort Lauderdale, Florida with 80 Bermuda residents.
All returned passengers will undergo a 14-day mandatory quarantine.
The ministry also warned that friends and family of arriving passengers should not go to the airport to meet them.
The spokesman said: “We understand many have not seen our loved ones for some time and emotions may get the best of us.
“However, friends and family members are urged to adhere to the mandatory shelter in place guidelines and reminded the airport is not a permitted business, and as such, they cannot attend.
“Anyone found in contravention of the shelter in place guidelines without permission or just cause may be arrested and charged.”