Coronavirus in Bermuda
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Mar 16, 2020 Update
We Asked: What is currently happening with regard to the Coronavirus outbreak in your area? Please provide as much detail as possible. He replied...
There is no cases reported
A number of people are currently being tested (under 100) and we await results.
How People are Coping
We Asked: How are people handling the situation in your area? He replied...
Increased tension and some excessive purchasing.
Changing Conditions as coronavirus Spreads
We Asked: How has the situation changed as the Coronavirus has spread? He replied...
We Asked: Describe how the government of the country about which you are reporting is handling this situation. He replied...
Trying to calm fears.
Government Response with Regard to Expats
We Asked: Describe how your home country's government has handled the outbreak situation with regards to its expatriate citizens. He replied...
Supplies and Shortages
We Asked: Is there a shortage of supplies in your location? He replied...
Preparing for the Future
We Asked: What are you doing in terms of preparations in case the situation deteriorates in your location? He replied...
Not much, just buying two weeks of groceries.
Lockdown & Passing the Time
We Asked: Are you staying home? If so, how are you passing the time?
Public Healthcare & Public Hospitals
We Asked: Are you enrolled in the public healthcare system where you live? Do you feel that the public hospitals are handling or preparing for the Coronavirus outbreak effectively? He replied...
Health insurance. Doubt it can cope though
Private Health Insurance & Private Hospitals
We Asked: Do you have private health insurance? If you have private insurance, does this give you access to private hospitals? Are private hospitals or clinics better prepared, less prepared, or the same? Please explain. He replied...
Yes. Only private insurance based healthcare available here.
Hospital of Choice for Coronavirus Treatment
We Asked: Would you choose a public or private hospital if you needed treatment for Coronavirus? Why? If there is a specific hospital that you would go to in the event of severe illness? Which hospital and why? He replied...
We Asked: Are you considering returning to your home country due to the Coronavirus? Would this be a temporary move or a permanent repatriation? Please explain. He replied...
Yes, temporarily until this thing blows over but Bermuda is probably much safer at the moment.
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