Bermuda’s Cabinet has extended shelter in place regulations for an additional two weeks, through to May 2, following the unanimous recommendation of the Public Health Emergency Response Team.
The announcement came on April 14, a day on which no additional hospitalisations or deaths related to COVID-19 were reported.
Despite this good news, the government has ordered that anyone who is in hospital who is medically fit for discharge must go home, to make more beds available for the growing number of COVID-19 patients requiring hospitalisation.
David Burt, the Premier, said it was important that the COVID-19 response be handled in a bipartisan manner, indicating he has been in regular contact with the leader of the opposition.
On April 15 the government will also announce a relief package aimed at small and medium sized business, in partnership with the Bermuda Economic Development Corporation.
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