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Premier, Opposition Leader in COVID-19 isolation over possible exposure

- other HoA legislators reportedly in isolation after attending a recent event
Opposition Leader, Hon Marlon A. Penn is currently in COVID-19 isolation over possible exposure with the Premier Andrew A. Fahie reportedly in COVID-19 isolation too. Photo: GIS/File
When contacted by Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) for confirmation, the Premier did not return inquiries, however, Premier Fahie received his first does of the AstraZeneca Jab on February 24, 2021, and is scheduled to take a second dose. Photo: Internet Source
When contacted by Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) for confirmation, the Premier did not return inquiries, however, Premier Fahie received his first does of the AstraZeneca Jab on February 24, 2021, and is scheduled to take a second dose. Photo: Internet Source
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Opposition Leader in the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA), Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) has confirmed that he is currently in 10-day self-isolation in adherence with the Governments COVID-19 protocols following possible exposure to the virus.

Hon Penn made the announcement today, April 1, 2021, and said that office hours at his District Office will be postponed until Wednesday, April 7, 2021. 

The Opposition Leader received his first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine on February 11, 2021. 

Premier Fahie reportedly in quarantine 

Meanwhile, sources also indicated that other legislators, including the Premier, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1), are currently in self-isolation as a result of possible exposure to the virus at a recent event. 

Premier Fahie received his first dose of the AstraZeneca jab on February 24, 2021.

Our newsroom also reached out to several other HoA legislators on whether they are in isolation and will bring more details as they become available.

16 Responses to “Premier, Opposition Leader in COVID-19 isolation over possible exposure”

  • Thank you! (01/04/2021, 18:56) Like (18) Dislike (2) Reply
    Now to put this ridiculous, recently-circulated idea that because you have had the first dose of a two-dose vaccine (i.e., you are PARTIALLY vaccinated) that you don't need to follow the isolation guidelines. True leadership is leading from the FRONT and demonstrating that the protocols and guidelines are for ALL, not just those who aren't in high office.

    Likewise waiting for a public announcement to correct the erroneous messaging that the unvaccinated who might have been exposed at last week's funeral need to get vaccinated ASAP. That is NOT established medical advice. They too need to isolate, not risk exposing the public further, observe whether they have any symptoms over the 10-14 days and notify the authorities accordingly, NOT rush out to stand in line with fellow unvaccinated who didn't attend the funeral.
  • island man (01/04/2021, 19:15) Like (12) Dislike (2) Reply
    Stay safe brothers. Hope you're both negative.
  • Lhm (01/04/2021, 19:34) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Is it the Funeral?
    • Slim Jim (03/04/2021, 18:15) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      March 28 (day after the funeral) ---> April 6 = 10 days isolation

      April 7 = end of isolation period and potential resumption of office hours.

      The maths seems to say so...
  • Solve (01/04/2021, 20:22) Like (27) Dislike (3) Reply
    I thought vaccinated persons don't have to quarantine? What's the truth now? Who to trust?
    • @ Solve (02/04/2021, 01:58) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
      Exactly my thoughts ...
      seems they all
      Contradicting themselves even CDC.
  • Just Curious (01/04/2021, 23:43) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    SOME OF THE HARD HEADED PEOPLE IN THE BVI IS NOT GOING TO SOCIAL DISTANCE OR WEAR A MASK WHEN THEY CELEBRATE EASTER WEEKEND.
  • But wait (02/04/2021, 01:55) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    I thought they said who took the vaccine don’t need to isolate ?
  • Why (02/04/2021, 03:26) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    why are persons working still that was at the funeral did not they said all of the people that attended need to quarantine for 10days?
    • Slim Jim (03/04/2021, 18:21) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      Indeed.... it appears that many persons are under the impression that if they received the 1st vaccine that they are "safe" or if they arrived late and didn't mingle extensively that they are "safe" or if they never get sick from the flu that they are "safe".
      People like these, including employers and supervisors and other persons of power and influence, are placing the general population at peril with their own selfish attitudes. Where is the #bvilove?

      Love is putting the needs of others first, of making sacrifices for the greater good, and caring whether our actions hurt or help others. Until we realize that we need to shut up and sit down.... in isolation!
  • Wait a moment (02/04/2021, 10:33) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Where are the fines that the government said would happen if people were caught breaking protocol? I hope people are not being fined due to the funeral was a political family. They have put us all at risk!
  • Youth (02/04/2021, 11:49) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    At least the two of them adhering to the Health protocols. They are leading by example.
  • Well (03/04/2021, 09:18) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    I guess we all better be wearing our masks and washing our hands. Next two weeks could be serious. If your not already vaccinated better hurry so we don't have to keep going through this.
  • check it out (03/04/2021, 10:56) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Did you not hear about British putting a halt on the vaccine, due to clots in people under 55yrs of age. so hurry and take what poison you talking about. strupes!!!! what we black people so hard headed to the dangers of this vaccine.
  • grace (03/04/2021, 14:24) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    The UK says people under 55 years old should not take the vaccine due to blood clots. Did they tell the BVI that? NO! So all of you under 55 who ran to take it, we now have to live in fear of clots or worse. This really sucks and no one, not even the scientists are sure what will happen until a few years from now. Good luck everyone.


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