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March 13th, 2020
First case of Coronavirus confirmed in USVI

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- The US Virgin Islands (USVI) Department of Health late Friday, March 13, 2020, announced its first confirmed case of COVID-19 disease, the new coronavirus. The territory’s first case is a resident with some recent international travel history to one of the five locations with widespread transmission of the disease.

March 13th, 2020
Jamaica confirms six new COVID-19 cases

JAMAICA OBSERVER

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica is confirming six new cases of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) on the island.

March 13th, 2020
Environmental Health recommends approved list of disinfectants

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In response to the coronavirus disease COVID-19, the Environmental Health Division is providing the Virgin Islands public on an approved list of disinfectants to be used to clean surfaces.

March 12th, 2020
USVI public schools to track students with cold or flu symptoms

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- The [US] Virgin Islands Department of Education announced Wednesday, March 11, 2020, proactive measures it said are being implemented to ensure the safety of students and employees during the coronavirus pandemic.

March 12th, 2020
WHO expresses concern about level of inaction towards pandemic COVID-19

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As the number of cases and deaths continue to pinnacle from COVID-19, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the disease a pandemic, while accusing many countries of inaction.

March 11th, 2020
Guyana confirms 1st Coronavirus death; Jamaica records 2nd case

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, SA - Guyana has confirmed its first imported case of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), after samples from a patient who died this morning Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) tested positive for the virus.

March 11th, 2020
Non-essential duty travel restricted for VI public officials

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - The Virgin Islands has now restricted travel for public officials in addition to the suspension of visa-free travel privileges of Chinese Nationals coming to the territory as part of preventative measure against the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) into the territory.

March 11th, 2020
COVID-19 treatment areas created @ Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL) says in addition to a slew of measures the Virgin Islands (VI) is implementing to handle the threat of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), health authorities are racing to complete designated sections of the Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital as treatment areas.

March 10th, 2020
Jamaica confirms its first coronavirus case

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Jamaica has confirmed its first case of the Coronavirus, Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton said at a press conference, Today March 10, 2020.

March 10th, 2020
‘Do not panic’ but ‘keep ill children home if necessary’- Connie E. George

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI- As Novel Coronavirus continues to spread globally and poses a threat to the Virgin Islands, the Ministry of Education of the Virgin Islands is urging parents not to panic but rather adopt proper hygiene practices at home, monitor their children and keep them at home if they are ill.

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