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Gov’t gifted 3000 face masks by Lion's Club of Tortola

On September 10, 2020, the Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL), 2nd from right, received a donation of 3000 children and adult face masks from the Lion’s Club of Tortola. Photo: GIS
Face masks are now a requirement under the Public Health COVID-19 Control and Suppression Measure Order to be worn in public spaces such as establishments, gathering and public transportation in an effort to suppress and protect the Virgin Islands community from the virus. Photo: Internet Source
Face masks are now a requirement under the Public Health COVID-19 Control and Suppression Measure Order to be worn in public spaces such as establishments, gathering and public transportation in an effort to suppress and protect the Virgin Islands community from the virus. Photo: Internet Source
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As the Government of the Virgin Islands, under the leadership of Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1), continues to steer the Virgin Islands ship through uncharted waters in this COVID-19 pandemic, it has been receiving much praise for a job well done as well as tangible support from various sectors.

On September 10, 2020, the Ministry of Health and Social Development received a donation of 3000 children and adult face masks from the Lion’s Club of Tortola.

The face masks were formally gifted by the Lion’s Club Hong Kong, International Finance Centre (IFC) and presented by the Lion’s Club of Tortola.

‘Appropriate gesture’- Hon Malone

According to a press release from Government on September 11, 2020, Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Carvin Malone (AL) accepted the donation, stating that it was an appropriate gesture as certain aspects of schools begin to re-open and with the assistance of the Social Distancing Task Force to ensure that the face masks will be put to good use.

The Lion’s Club’s Vice President Nichola Dunkley, along with other Lion’s Club members, made the presentation and expressed gratitude to able to assist the Ministry of Health and Social Development during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Face masks a requirement

Face masks are now a requirement under the Public Health COVID-19 Control and Suppression Measure Order to be worn in public spaces such as establishments, gathering and public transportation in an effort to suppress and protect the Virgin Islands community from the virus.

“The public and business owners are reminded that failure to adhere to health and safety measures and requirements outlined in the Order can result in fines and penalties,” the pres release stated.

The Lions Club of Tortola consists of men and women who identify needs within their communities and volunteer their services by working together to fulfill those needs. 

5 Responses to “Gov’t gifted 3000 face masks by Lion's Club of Tortola”

  • facts (13/09/2020, 11:02) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    so we don't even need the UK for anything these days!
    • R.I.P. (13/09/2020, 13:19) Like (4) Dislike (4) Reply
      Anyone saw the pastor who died while preaching with the face mask ? Why we don’t hear the bad news too ?
  • Me (13/09/2020, 12:49) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Well done Lions Clubs. It's all about public/private partnership.
  • Mask off (13/09/2020, 13:18) Like (8) Dislike (4) Reply
    Y’all wear them one time, I’ll take my chances breathing in fresh air than to wear a mask for a flu make it worst the survival rate is 99%... just gimme a break with this played out agenda
  • Strupes (13/09/2020, 16:19) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Why is this news?


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