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Bermuda to ramp up testing, 2 dead

Published:Wednesday | April 8, 2020 | 12:17 AM

HAMILTON (CMC):

Premier David Burt says Bermuda will be “significantly ramping up” its testing after reporting the island’s first two deaths from the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the globe.

Speaking during a news conference on Monday, the premier said it saddened him to announce Bermuda’s first two victims, although he did not identify either.

Bermuda is currently under 24-hour lockdown for two weeks.

Minister of National Security Wayne Caines urged the public to minimise their movement as much as possible, saying there were still people going out who were “not taking this seriously”.