Bermuda ramps up COVID-19 preparations
The Government of Bermuda has issued a poster detailing COVID-19 prevention tips and is urging people in Bermuda to display it in their workplaces.
The poster is in response to the growing number of COVID-19 cases worldwide. Over the weekend, The World Health Organization (WHO) announced that the global number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 has surpassed 100,000. To date there have been no cases in Bermuda.
In its statement, the WHO called on all countries to continue efforts that have been effective in limiting the number of cases and slowing the spread of the virus.
Echoing the sentiments of WHO, Bermuda’s Minister of Health Kim Wilson said: "Amidst this disheartening news, I want to remind people that the spread of this virus can be significantly slowed or even reversed through the implementation of robust containment and control activities. To that end, in following WHO's recommendations, Bermuda is working hard to ensure that it is ready to deal with a possible introduction of COVID-19 into our community by preparing our hospitals and clinics to manage a potential surge in patients and providing specialized training for health workers where most appropriate.
"Every person has the capacity to contribute, to protect themselves, to protect others, whether in the home, the community, the healthcare system, the workplace or the transport system."
Government of Bermuda, COVID-19, Kim Wilson, Minister of Health