Bermuda’s public bus service was been “suspended until further notice” on Friday (Dec 11) after an employee tested positive for COVID-19.

No word yet on when the service will resume but the Department of Public Transportation (DPT) said they are waiting for advice from the Ministry of Health moving forward.

A spokesperson said: “The department is liaising with the Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit for guidance.

“Out of an abundance of caution and to ensure the safety of others, the decision has been made to suspend the public bus service until an assessment from the Ministry of Health is completed.

“Please note that the positive COVID-19 results were received by DPT management Thursday evening and the staff member who tested positive is not customer facing.

“The DPT apologizes for the inconvenience, however, under the circumstances, it is the best decision at this time. Further updates will be provided in due course.”

As of Friday there were 24 more confirmed cases in the latest round of test results, bringing the total recorded to date up to 364 with 126 active cases.

Speaking at the latest COVID-19 briefing last night, Premier David Burt said he had yet to receive an update on the plan to resume service.

More than 7,000 tests were administered this month, including more than 100 new positive cases reported recently as the numbers continue to climb leading up to Christmas and the New Year.