The Royal Gazette reports on the press briefing held on 27th April, during which Premier Burt made it clear that Bermuda will not return to life as we knew it before Covid-19.  

“We will not return to life as we knew it before COVID-19 for the foreseeable future,” Premier David Burt said, adding that “we must maintain social distancing and balance that with the opening of our economy and our community.”

Speaking atlast night’s [April 27] press briefing, Premier Burt said, “The Cabinet will meet and with the advice of the technical officers in the Ministry of Health we will determine the next steps post Shelter in Place. We have observed the lessons of countries that opened too far and too wide, too soon and, we will not make those mistakes.

“Our solution must fit Bermuda, fit the cases of COVID-19 on our shores and ensure that the health and safety of everyone is protected. That will always be at the forefront of all of the decisions we make.

“We will be examining how far we are able to go to get people back to work and back to their regular lives without jeopardizing the health and safety of our community. Let me be clear, we will not return to life as we knew it before COVID-19 for the foreseeable future. We must maintain social distancing and balance that with the opening of our economy and our community.

“The conversation in Cabinet tomorrow will not only be about how we will reopen our economy but also how we can transform it. How together we can shape a Bermuda that will work for everyone.

 

CLICK HERE for the full report in the Royal Gazette

 


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