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OBA calls for Government to drop policy that could stop Bermudians returning home

Shadow Health Minister Michael Dunkley

The One Bermuda Alliance this morning called on the Government to change its mind on preventing unvaccinated Bermudians who do not pay for the mandatory quarantine in a hotel returning to the island.

Shadow health minister Michael Dunkley said the move was stated in the Covid press conference earlier this week.

He said: “Is this even constitutional? It is indeed a very sad and concerning day when the Government blocks Bermudians from returning home.

“The OBA has made its position clear in that we do not support residents having to pay for the quarantine in a Government facility, but the thought of leaving them stranded in another country because they cannot afford or will not pay thousands of dollars when they can quarantine in their homes is draconian.

“While the OBA supports the vaccination scheme in Bermuda, one cannot ignore the fact that vaccinations have become a contentious issue and the divide is growing steadily between the vaccinated and the unvaccinated.

“How can Premier Burt allow this to happen? This policy as it stands is not in the best interest of Bermudians who are already struggling to survive during this pandemic. This only makes things worse and it needs to be rescinded immediately.”

The Government has been asked for comment.

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Published June 18, 2021 at 6:23 pm (Updated June 18, 2021 at 6:23 pm)

OBA calls for Government to drop policy that could stop Bermudians returning home

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