Information reaching TNN suggests a number of Customs Officers have tested positive for COVID-19.
These individuals were reportedly located at the L.F. Wade International Airport and the Hamilton office. It remains unclear as to how many officers tested positive, when TNN approached Government’s DCI service on these claims a spokesperson responded.
Thank you for your query. The Ministry of Health does not comment on individual cases.
Another government facility said to be impacted by positive COVID test results, is the Department of Corrections. Information is that a number of Corrections Officers as well as inmates at the West Gate Correctional Facility have tested positive for the disease.
A Government spokesperson at the Department of Communications and Information (DCI) responded in the same manner, Thank you for your query. The Ministry of Health does not comment on individual cases.
There have also been reports that several persons who attended a recent wedding at a location in St. George’s have also tested positive for the virus. Many of them including the member of the clergy who performed the ceremony were advised to quarantine. However TNN can confirm the clergyman was back in the pulpit for weekend service.
A local courier business service in Hamilton issued a statement today to their customers notifying an exposure of COVID-19 within our team, IBC is now operating with limited staff.
Our customs clearance and delivery teams are close to operating as normal and our Express Center is open for collection from 8:30 am-6:30 pm Monday thru Friday and 9 am-1 pm on Saturday.
We are doing our best to answer all customer calls, emails and queries.
All staff will be tested before returning to work. Our premises and vehicles have been professionally deep cleaned and sanitized.
We ask for your patience and understanding as we go through this period and sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused during this time.”
Health officials have recently stated individuals have been ignoring instructions to quarantine following possible exposure to the virus and this may be contributing to the most recent upsurge in the number of cases.
Each of us has a role to play in stopping the spread of the coronavirus. Follow Public Health guidelines, wear a mask, practice good hand hygiene, maintain physical distance and download the WeHealth Bermuda app.
Never forget to avoid the 3Cs: closed spaces, crowded places and close-contact settings.
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