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February 25th, 2021
Governor Rankin signs new Curfew Order

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands will remain under a 3-hour curfew until March 11, 2021, according to a new Curfew Order signed by Governor John J. Rankin, CMG on February 24, 2021, and published in the Official Gazette.

February 24th, 2021
USVI sets 50,000 vaccination goal

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- On the US mainland, some scholars are confident that the country will achieve Covid-19 herd immunity by April, a projection that would end the pandemic, by some estimates, rather early. Particularly, Johns Hopkins professor Martin Makary wrote in a Wall Street Journal Op-Ed that the US will achieve the feat, pointing to a steep 77 percent decline in cases in the past six weeks.

February 24th, 2021
Premier Fahie takes first dose of COVID-19 jab

CAPPOON'S BAY, Tortola, VI - Some weeks after the first dose of the AstraZeneca (AZD1222) COVID-19 vaccine was publicly administered to Health Minister, Hon Carvin Malone (AL), on February 11, 2021, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) received his first jab of the vaccine today, Wednesday, February 24, 2021.

February 24th, 2021
Time for public conversation on mandatory vaccination – Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Social Commentator and talk show host Claude O. Skelton-Cline has called for a public conversation on mandatory vaccinations, should frontline workers refuse to get vaccinated amidst wider concerns of vaccine hesitancy in the Virgin Islands (VI).

February 24th, 2021
Dominican Republic receives China's Sinovac vaccine

CARIBBEAN NEWS NET

SANTO DOMINGO, Feb. 24 (Xinhua) - The Dominican Republic received a shipment of vaccines developed by Chinese pharmaceutical company Sinovac on Tuesday night, authorities said.

February 24th, 2021
World's 1st doses of Covax vaccines delivered

BBC NEWS

Ghana has become the first country to receive coronavirus vaccines through the Covax vaccine-sharing initiative.

February 24th, 2021
California's coronavirus strain looks increasingly dangerous

LOS ANGELES TIMES

A coronavirus variant that probably emerged in May and surged to become the dominant strain in California not only spreads more readily than its predecessors but also evades antibodies generated by COVID-19 vaccines or prior infection and is associated with severe illness and death, researchers said.

February 19th, 2021
Police & Customs bosses first to receive COVID jabs for law enforcement

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Commissioner of Police (CoP) Michael B. Matthews and Comptroller of Customs Wade N. Smith led the way for their charges by being first in line to take the first dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine at Police Headquarters in Road Town on February 18, 2021.

February 18th, 2021
Zero recorded active COVID-19 cases in VI– Hon Malone

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – The [British] Virgin Islands (VI) is now at zero recorded active cases of COVID-19, Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL) announced this afternoon, February 18, 2021.

February 17th, 2021
VI has 1 active recorded case of COVID-19

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- The decision by the Government of the Virgin Islands to follow the “science” as against the “economics” has proven to be the right one and while many countries who followed the economics are now beginning to shut down and impose stricter COVID-19 protocols, the Virgin Islands continues to see steady decline in active cases.

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