Bermuda looks set to implement an islandwide curfew as of Sunday night, as two new cases of COVID-19 were reported.

Premier David Burt, in his latest update, told the media that the Cabinet has “invited the Governor to impose a curfew from 8pm to 6am, effective Sunday night.

Speaking at the Cabinet Building this evening, the Premier said four additional tests were carried out – two came back with positive results.

“Case 16 is important,” said Mr Burt.

“The passenger arrived on a Delta airlines flight from the US, case 17 is under investigation,” he added.

Only two people have been hospitalised as a result of this virus.

Another 400 test kits are due to be shipped to Bermuda as of Monday and are scheduled to arrive later next week.

“Regulations will be enacted to require businesses to have their employees work from home effective next Tuesday,” said Mr Burt.
Meanwhile, Health Minister Kim Wilson said local officials have seen “a few limited cases of people who have been in contact with others infected.”
But she said community spread of this deadly virus is not an issue – yet.
The Ministry of Health has updated social distancing guidelines from 3ft to 6ft.
As of 6:15pm, the news conference was still underway.
We’ll have more in subsequent reports.