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March 23rd, 2020
Preparing ourselves before COVID-19 reaches the VI

Alred C. Frett

As the World spins on its head:

What we don’t know is hurting us more than what we know… Churches and schools closed from teaching and preaching, persons anxious to work for an honest living are denied access to job sites, death tolls are rising but mourners are prohibited from attending funerals, world leaders are falling within the target zone and the young are basking in carelessness… World powers are weakened.

March 23rd, 2020
VI couple claims to have cure for COVID-19!

EAST END, Tortola, VI- As the world seems headed to a standstill and scientists work overtime in laboratories in various countries to find an effective vaccine for the dreaded Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), a couple in the [British] Virgin Islands has claimed to have a cure for the disease.

March 23rd, 2020
17 positive cases of Coronavirus in USVI

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- The US Virgin Islands (USVI) Department of Health (DOH) said Sunday night, March 22, 2020, that it has received confirmation of eleven new confirmed cases of COVID-19 disease.

March 22nd, 2020
Trinidad & Tobago records 50th case of COVID-19

CMC

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19, in the twin island republic of Trinidad and Tobago has now risen to 50.

March 22nd, 2020
Germany bans groups of more than 2 to curb virus

BBC NEWS

Germany has expanded curbs on social interactions to try to contain the coronavirus outbreak, banning public gatherings of more than two people.

March 22nd, 2020
VI closes all airports & seaports to inbound passengers!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As the Government of the [British] Virgin Islands (VI) intensifies its response to the global pandemic, Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), all airports and seaports in the Territory of the Virgin Islands will be closed to inbound passengers for 14 days, effective 11:59 pm, Sunday, March 22, 2020.

March 20th, 2020
Fake News! WhatsApp message circulating that VI confirms case of COVID-19

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A WhatsApp message stating that local radio station ZBVI 780 AM has announced that the Virgin Islands has recorded its first confirmed case of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been deemed as ‘fake news’.

March 19th, 2020
Court of Appeal postpones sitting for March 23-27, 2020

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC) as part of its response to the Novel-Coronavirus threat (COVID-19) across the region, has implemented measures to minimise risks and, as such, the sitting of the Court of Appeal scheduled to be held in the Virgin Islands from March 23-27, 2020 has been postponed until further notice.

March 19th, 2020
Scrub Island Resort raises over $22K for staff with multiple myeloma

SCRUB ISLAND, VI – Marilyn Glasgow, who is suffering from multiple myeloma and requires a bone marrow transplant, has been given a boost in her fundraising efforts to reach her enormous medical expense, thanks to a kind initiative of her employers of nearly 7 years, Scrub Island Resort, Spa and Marina.

March 19th, 2020
3rd case of coronavirus confirmed in USVI

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- The US Virgin Islands (USVI) Department of Health said Wednesday, March 18, 2020 that it has received confirmation of a third confirmed case of the coronavirus in the US Virgin Islands. This brings the territory’s total confirmed cases to three—one in the St Croix district and two in the St Thomas/St John district, the department said.

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