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March 30th, 2021
COVID-19: Authorities tight-lipped on details of possible super-spreader funeral

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Health Authorities in the Virgin Islands (VI) are tight-lipped about a possible super-spreader event, opting not to share details about how a person who tested positive for COVID-19 was able to attend a funeral at the Sea Cows Bay Methodist Church.

March 29th, 2021
EU AstraZeneca restrictions could impact VI vaccine supply – Hon Malone

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL) has warned that new European Union (EU) vaccine exports rules and pressures on AstraZeneca to deliver vaccines to European Union (EU) member countries could impact the supply of vaccine to the Virgin Islands (VI).

March 28th, 2021
9 active cases of COVID-19 in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- After enjoying a month of no recorded active cases of COVID-19 in the Virgin Islands, the territory now has some 9 active cases, according to the Government of the Virgin Islands today, March 28, 2021.

March 27th, 2021
55-year-old woman is USVI’s 26th COVID-19 death

VI CONSORTIUM

CHRISTIANSTED, ST Croix, USVI - A 55-year-old woman from St. Croix was the 26th person to die from COVID-19 related causes in the U.S. Virgin Islands, announced the V.I. Department of Health Thursday night, March 25, 2021.

March 25th, 2021
VI so well protected, people forget about COVID-19 deaths – BVIHSA Psychiatrist

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Dr June M. Samuels, the Psychiatrist at the BVI Health Service Authority (BVIHSA), says the Virgin Islands (VI) is so well protected from the COVID-19 pandemic, that people have forgotten about the adverse effects of the virus.

March 24th, 2021
Pfizer testing COVID treatment pill

NEWSWEEK

Pfizer, maker of the most widely-used COVID-19 vaccine in the U.S., is testing a potential pill-based treatment for the virus using the same class of medication typically used to treat HIV.

March 23rd, 2021
UK to impose £5,000 fine for people going on holiday abroad

LONDON, United Kingdom- After failing to act in a timely manner when the COVID-19 pandemic struck, resulting in the deaths of many in the United Kingdom (UK) as the virus spiralled out of control, the government of embattled Prime Minister Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson ‘aka ‘Boris’ is now looking at tough prevention measures to save face.

March 22nd, 2021
VI extends travel ban on UK, DR, Brazil & South Africa

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands has extended the travel ban on the United Kingdom (UK), Dominican Republic (DR), Brazil and South Africa, as those countries continue to struggle with managing their COVID-19 situation, including variants of the virus.

March 21st, 2021
COVID-19 cases surge on St Croix, USVI

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- The [US] Virgin Islands Department of Health (DoH) on Friday, March 19, 2021, held a press briefing to address what it said was surging COVID-19 cases on the island of St Croix during the week beginning March 12-18, 2021.

March 20th, 2021
Daughter makes blood donation plea for terminally ill dad

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Vice President of the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HSLCC), Dr Arlene L. Smith-Thompson has sounded an appeal for persons to donate blood not only towards her terminally ill dad, but to donate blood so that supplies can remain high at the hospital.

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