A 35- year-old male and a 38-year-old female this morning appeared in Magistrates’ Court charged with Breach of COVID regulations.

The couple from Maryland in the United States arrived at L.F. Wade International Airport On Sunday 1st November and indicated they were here to attend a wedding.

A Port Health nurse outlined the COVD-19 restrictions to them, informed them that they were required to take another COVID-19 test prior to leaving the airport and that they were to remain in quarantine at their hotel until they were informed of their test results by the Health Department.

It was explained to them that the test results would come back between 10 – 24 hours.

Later that day, Health officials conducted an enquiry at the hotel where the couple were staying. It was ascertained that they had left to attend a wedding in St Georges.

Health officials visited the location where the wedding was held and observed the couple mingling with other persons. They were not wearing masks at the time and were informed they had breached the quarantine restrictions set out by the Government of Bermuda.

Arrangements were made for them to be returned to quarantine.

They were subsequently arrested and detained at Hamilton Police Station after their test results came back negative.

When they appeared in Magsitrates’ Court this morning, the couple pleaded guilty to breach of quarantine regulations and were each fined $2,500.

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