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VI records 1 new COVID-19 case on Tortola

-case discovered in returning resident now under quarantine
November 28th, 2020 | Tags: COVID-19 Virgin Islands Novel Coronavirus Tortola
The [British] Virgin Islands (VI) has recorded 1 new COVID-19 positive case on the main island of Tortola. Photo: Internet Source
The new COVID-19 case was revealed by the Government today, Saturday, November 28, 2020, via a social media update. Photo: Facebook
The new COVID-19 case was revealed by the Government today, Saturday, November 28, 2020, via a social media update. Photo: Facebook
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The [British] Virgin Islands (VI) has recorded 1 new COVID-19 positive case on the main island of Tortola.

This was revealed by the Government in an update today, Saturday, November 28, 2020, via a social media.

Since October 25, 2020, the territory has been COVID-19 free and according to the update, the case was discovered in a returning resident who is now secured in quarantine.  

The new case brings the VI’s COVID-19 statistics to 73 total confirmed cases inclusive of 1 death and 71 recoveries.

A total of 7,132 persons have since been tested for COVID-19 at the Dr. D. Orlando Smith Hospital since the start of the pandemic. 

The case also comes as the territory is preparing to fully re-open its tourism sector on Tuesday, December 1, 2020, amidst strict COVID-19 returning policies.

39 Responses to “VI records 1 new COVID-19 case on Tortola”

  • Just saying (28/11/2020, 13:25) Like (8) Dislike (10) Reply
    Hope the host of C** D**P don’t blame the Government for this one. All the places them was asking us to look at now have to look at us. Let’s be a leading island not a following island.
  • The Reaper (28/11/2020, 13:49) Like (12) Dislike (13) Reply
    Trump supporters coming....Well Sah ...This is it, For BvI.....Who don’t hear gonna Feel...
    • maga (28/11/2020, 16:37) Like (23) Dislike (11) Reply
      b.s, why would we come to the bvi, its obvious you don't want us here so why would we bother
    • Real facts (28/11/2020, 20:02) Like (10) Dislike (10) Reply
      It’s Trump Supports is who been putting the money into the BVI economy either with tourism or offshore banking. The BVI worst year was when the President Obama was in. He went after our money as well as all the other out of USA banks etc. The BVI / Caribbean actually strive more with republicans it’s just that “ Trump” was New breed of any kinda and his ways was just bold. Do a research and ask around Democrats are the ones who keep the money in USA Republicans are the one who got the money and try hide it or spend it off big!!
  • facts (28/11/2020, 14:00) Like (26) Dislike (19) Reply
    See they wanted to kill out popular premier over the opening now see Andrew stand your ground we support you
    • Local (28/11/2020, 19:55) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
      You think it start wait and you will hear about it December people mask up play time done.
  • TITO (28/11/2020, 14:08) Like (32) Dislike (11) Reply
    No worries, you will see at least 100 cases by Christmas, you like or not, just prepare for it
    • How (28/11/2020, 15:37) Like (8) Dislike (16) Reply
      Now.
      Build a bigger morgue.
      A bigger hospital.
      Manufacture respirators.
      A new cemetery.

      • my 2 cents (28/11/2020, 18:59) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
        It would make more sense to staff the current hospital with competent workers, what you suggesting would be like having a Bogoti car body with a lawn mower engine.
    • Yes TITO (28/11/2020, 16:26) Like (14) Dislike (5) Reply
      It’s the truth. This is the spreader season. See, the BVI CASES HAVE BEEN LOW BECAUSE A LOT OF PEOPLE IN THE BVI IS ASYMPTOMATIC THAT IS WHY IT IS SO IMPORTANT TO WEAR A DAMN MASK.
  • Its christmas (28/11/2020, 14:08) Like (18) Dislike (0) Reply
    It happening every where now guys. Alot of people are travelling again. Its christmas
    • @ its christmas (28/11/2020, 15:27) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
      it's doomsday.
      Christmas is about life living health.
      Doomsday is all about sickness strife greed money


  • Complacency (28/11/2020, 14:24) Like (23) Dislike (4) Reply
    This was while testing in quarantine.

    What if someone tested negative during their last quarantine test only to have the virus be present the day after quarantine is complete then go out in the public?

    You can never be too careful and many are out there cackling with their spot bombs spreading all up under each other without masks.

    There’s one news reporter every press conference and interview she’s mask-less no matter how many times it is pointed out.

    Set an example!

    • Complacency (28/11/2020, 14:51) Like (22) Dislike (0) Reply
      Since when is it permitted to drop the mask on camera like the same news reporter told a person being interviewed today????

      So 6 feet apart don’t apply if you’re on camera.

      Laws don’t apply to everyone in the BVI as we know it. Foolishness.
  • Find out Vino (28/11/2020, 14:58) Like (9) Dislike (3) Reply
    Cananyone explain why an OilNut Bay employee was allowedtoroamfreein the territory with a tracking appor bracelelt and given the all. clear on day 4???? This was a couple of weeks ago???
    • Joy (28/11/2020, 18:44) Like (14) Dislike (1) Reply
      U are right your own island people them coming back in because tola is a island not a continent does these people who make these stupid comments went school some off u all does make Tortola people look like illiterate calling other people island people and u your self is one wise up when the time is right
  • trust (28/11/2020, 15:10) Like (5) Dislike (11) Reply

    When them d*** I***** people get in here trouble

  • Rubber Duck (28/11/2020, 17:06) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    The PCR test is over sensitive. A positive reading does not mean the person is a spreader.
    • Ghost (29/11/2020, 00:32) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      @rubber duck. And how do you know this about the test being over-sensitive. If one test positive for the c-virus of course they can be a “spreader” of the virus.. with this virus one can be asymptotic and still spread it.. . what planet have you living on? Do yourself a favor and please stop writing nonsense if you don’t know of what you speak. The new pending 4 days quarantine leaves us with a level of risk but I want to believe that when tested on day 4 that the person would still be quarantined for at least 2 more days awaiting their results giving a total of 6-7 days quarantined.. (giving a better overall picture of their actual positive or negative status before releasing them into the community .someone can correct me if they know)..
  • F (28/11/2020, 17:08) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    All this have to happen people up and down talking in one another face with out mask who have mask it's under their chin or on their mouth what do you expect
    • To F (28/11/2020, 22:20) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      Also, some people are too darn nasty- some refuse to wash and sanitize their hands,some wear masks that are dirty and some take their mask off and throw them on the ground rather than in a trash bin. I witnessed people who refuse to wear a mask while at business establishments( especially loiterers). And why is the crazy guy that slapped down the tourist, allowed to walk around town without a mask??
  • old (28/11/2020, 17:25) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    Only God. Could help the Bvi for the next six months.
    • Why we need to know (28/11/2020, 18:22) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
      Don't understand why this has to be world news,,, Come on, the person was already in quarantine Just return,,, Why is it news and how does this news benefits the BVI?..,,,,, Our challenge will be returning nationals and residents,,,, Not the tourist,,, that's the problem the caribbean countries having,,,,,Be real
    • Norris Turnbull (29/11/2020, 06:52) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Only God we need
  • Ghost (28/11/2020, 17:32) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    @ TITO & HOW - I rebuke both of you all comments In Jesus’s Mighty name.. it’s good to be proactive to have more ventilators/hosp space etc but there is also power in our tongues but the Power of prayer can change things. I do feel that persons have become “too” complacent and not hearing to the guidelines to protect themselves and others.. when they here that they’re no know cases they feel this somehow is a license for them to abandon the protocols and they couldn’t be more far from the truth.. if we all do what we’re suppose to do and they’re persons among us having it then it will slow the spread.. we all have to understand that sadly times are different now until God calls this back and even with family outside of our homes we cannot be getting together like it’s normal as before .. anyone outside your family in your house is to be assumed that they could have this virus .. it’s a fact . But standing in Faith knowing that God Will call this virus back and this too shall pass..
  • We in trouble (28/11/2020, 18:29) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Replacing physical security with technology will take a lot of real honesty,,,, It's a challenge and a big risk,,, We all know they will be a lot of people beating the system,,, . I think we need to phase physical security out gradually while implementing the technology gradually until we sure they working safely..
  • Returning (28/11/2020, 19:07) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is very misleading to people who can’t read. A person who traveled in from abroad test positive what’s new. The process works.
  • Servant of the Most High God in Christ Jesus (28/11/2020, 20:31) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Cease fire Please!!!!
    Fighting, accusing, and quitisizing each others
    over Covid-19 effects willl do no good, only increase harm.
    It is high time that many child acting adults citizens of the B.V.I community begin to speak and act like the grown up that the are. Amen.
  • See (28/11/2020, 20:32) Like (1) Dislike (4) Reply
    People started slacking off from the protocols that was mandated. I still practice the same things from day one. IF I WANT TO DRINK, I PURCHASE WHAT I LIKE TO DRINK AND DRINK AT HOME. JUST THE THOUGHT OF BEING IN A BAR OR CLUB WITH PEOPLE SWEATING AND UP IN EACH OTHERS FACE TALKING AND PARTICLES OF SYLVIA FLYING EVERYWHERE IS CUTTING IT TO CLOSE.
  • vi (29/11/2020, 07:33) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    No matter what we do we cannot keep the place closed for ever once people coming expect to get get a little one one case this is not going nowhere soon the premier can close a tight as he wants we will still get it
  • wondering (29/11/2020, 10:00) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Life is risky. How long are we going to give up living because we fear Covid 19? People are getting hurt riding motorbikes every week, has the BVI out lawed motorbikes? People get hurt driving, swimming, boating, playing sports and on and on, have these activities been out lawed. I am sick of wearing a mask, I am sick of seeing everyone in masks. Babies are going to grow up on seeing smiles? Let us stop with the fear mongering. Who wants to stay masked up and closed up in their homes for the foreseeable future, do it. As for me, I am going out and about and intend to enjoy my life. From March till now is toooooo damn long, that we have stopped living. HDQ works and it is high time we can buy it over the counter like in so many other countries. God knows the end from the beginning and He knows the day I will die, and from what. Nothing I can do will change that.
  • Challenger (29/11/2020, 10:35) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    so this report is not clear. was this discovered on a returning resident who was in quarantine since arrival...or was it discovered in a returning resident who has now been placed in quarantine..two very different things and it is not clear. second is safe...the first means they could have infected many more. which is it please VINO.
    respectfully submitted


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