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VI records 9th COVID-19 case; Virus was imported

- SVG case with links to JvD confirmed as negative after second test
The Virgin Islands has recorded its 9th case of COVID-19, after several weeks of being coronavirus free, Deputy Premier and Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL) announced tonight Saturday, August 1, 2020. Photo: Internet Source
In a public address broadcasted tonight on television, radio and via social media, the Minister said that the imported case was confirmed on Friday, July 31, 2020. Photo: GIS/Facebook
In a public address broadcasted tonight on television, radio and via social media, the Minister said that the imported case was confirmed on Friday, July 31, 2020. Photo: GIS/Facebook
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Virgin Islands has recorded its 9th case of COVID-19, after several weeks of being coronavirus free. Deputy Premier and Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL) announced tonight Saturday, August 1, 2020.

In a public address broadcasted tonight on television, radio and via social media, the Minister said the imported case was confirmed on Friday, July 31, 2020.

Hon Malone said the individual exhibited only mild symptoms of the virus and has been placed into quarantine at a Government contracted facility.

JvD linked case in SVG returns negative test result

Meanwhile, a previously recorded case recorded in St Vincent and the Grenadines and linked to the island of Jost van Dyke has now been confirmed as negative, the Minister said.

It was previously announced that the individual had tested positive for the virus after flying from the Virgin Islands to St Vincent, leading to a complete lockdown of Jost van Dyke and mass testing of residents on the island. 

Hon Malone said the government remains extremely pleased that the SVG linked case returned negative and that the government took steps to mitigate any spread of the virus should that test had been confirmed as a positive case.

He said the positive case, as announced today, is a timely reminder that the Territory is not out of the woods as yet regarding COVID-19 and its fight against the pandemic. 

The last confirmed coronavirus case in the Territory was recorded on May 14, 2020, Hon Malone said.

74 Responses to “VI records 9th COVID-19 case; Virus was imported”

  • Curfew (01/08/2020, 20:03) Like (29) Dislike (48) Reply
    That's y'all problem deal with it and take this knee on neck curfew off us. Living in fear scardy cats
    • @ curfew (01/08/2020, 20:11) Like (36) Dislike (46) Reply
      We have to live with this someday covid not going no where govt need take off the curfew and open the borders
      • facts (01/08/2020, 20:33) Like (33) Dislike (49) Reply
        I blame the ndp for whatever situation we in especially funny man walwyn
      • not ready (03/08/2020, 14:44) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        Until we actually wear masks and practice social distancing we are not yet ready, or responcible enough to safely open the boarders. Look around people making all kinds of excuses why they are not wearing masks in public.
    • Hmmm (01/08/2020, 20:12) Like (12) Dislike (35) Reply
      I don’t believe it is just a reason for them to keep we on curfew
      • @hmmm (01/08/2020, 20:37) Like (38) Dislike (25) Reply
        But we know this, it’s a way to hype the fear back up... too bad this scare tactic is played out
    • island man (01/08/2020, 20:13) Like (12) Dislike (34) Reply
      I think they leaving on the curfew to force we “ island people “ as them call us to leave. My opinion
      • yeah (01/08/2020, 21:44) Like (15) Dislike (24) Reply
        Leave and go to your covid infected island and take your homies with you.
      • nah sah (01/08/2020, 21:53) Like (14) Dislike (11) Reply
        These Island people not leaving the VI no matter what...their fear and hatred of their home all because of their behaviour, thieving and killing is hell on Earth. They will stay in the VI even if they have to find shelter under a rock.
      • @Island Man (01/08/2020, 22:49) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
        Why would a curfew force you to leave?
    • To curfew (01/08/2020, 20:29) Like (26) Dislike (45) Reply
      Shut up ayo down island people just don’t like when our government put rules in place to protect us. The curfew must stay on
    • please (01/08/2020, 20:50) Like (16) Dislike (16) Reply
      Leave the curfew on you see that Jamaican that break into rite way that’s why them want it off to thief
  • case (01/08/2020, 20:08) Like (10) Dislike (19) Reply
    First of all the person is not a born here she was naturalized she was out the island and came back in
    • @case (01/08/2020, 20:15) Like (80) Dislike (6) Reply
      Seriously??? What does it matter where they were born? Gees... Y'all really can't take a breath without taking down someone for where they're from. Covid doesn't discriminate based on place of birth.
      • @@ case (01/08/2020, 20:24) Like (31) Dislike (15) Reply
        It has a lot to do with it do not label bvi born here as if we have the virus it carrying it
    • Why Panic. (01/08/2020, 21:06) Like (8) Dislike (12) Reply
      Jus the 5G exposure. A folliw up test will show this as negative..
  • cgb (01/08/2020, 20:08) Like (4) Dislike (5) Reply
    Now on earth VINO get this story so fast?
  • Recovery (01/08/2020, 20:08) Like (29) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good thing is not community spread and the person in quarantine
  • Tolian (01/08/2020, 20:09) Like (5) Dislike (44) Reply
    Them island people happy now lol the person is not fully local or even half local
  • Commend (01/08/2020, 20:09) Like (9) Dislike (18) Reply
    Good job bvi Government now send some people out back down the island let’s free up the place is only best and a lot of them refuses to wear mask when y’all send them out not much you have to deal with.
    • To commend (01/08/2020, 20:15) Like (8) Dislike (12) Reply
      I agree the more out the less the government have to deal with tbh only the whites could pay them rents other Caribbean nationals struggling in this place why should they stay. Make it better for us and themselves
      • To commend (01/08/2020, 21:32) Like (15) Dislike (6) Reply

        I wonder if the whites would pick your crusty black a$$ over other whites has the tables turn???? You are sooo under the whip!! Soak your mind in salt water and emancipate yourself from mental slavery. I bet u are wearing some white people unwanted hair on your head top to "look nice" ! STUPID AF!!!

    • Islandgal (01/08/2020, 21:27) Like (20) Dislike (3) Reply
      @commend Each time you think to curse " down the island people", remember your total dependence on others for food and drinking eater. Remember who helped you in Irma. And most of all BVI is also an island so you are also "island people".
      • @islandgirl (01/08/2020, 22:04) Like (12) Dislike (5) Reply
        The VI has been clothed on your back food on your table and a roof over your head long before,during and after Irma, Western Union is proof. Your lack of gratitude have you and your island peons in perpetual poverty.Allyo will never ever rise as long as you continue allyo ungrateful and criminal behaviour.
        • @@ (02/08/2020, 06:53) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
          Mussa 4 free dem getting it... all de dutty wuk been refused is wat's being down 4 dem dollars. It ain't free noh a hand me down. Migration is a fact of life. Stop act like the VI is the only country that has foreigners that supports immigration. Do you know the number of projects work permit fees support. Do you know immigrants pay more monies and contribute just as much to the economy as a native. Stop being so prejudice and arrogant. They are needed just a much in order for the economy to sustain you the native.
      • TORTOLIAN (02/08/2020, 03:42) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
        If you truly lived here long enough, you would understand the term is not offensive. VI culture and the culture of the other island chain is not the same. We are different in how we handle things culturally. I have seen it for decades so you can be upset all you want.
      • Ahyou serious? (02/08/2020, 12:39) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
        You all helped yourselves to the goods from business places you broke into and with handouts from Government offered. That is who you all helped. Stop this crap about you all helped the BVI. Not one one skilled or unskilled labourer did anything for free. So shut the heck up and stop looking for credit where it is not due.
  • Yes (01/08/2020, 20:14) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    They will all bring it in sooner or later, let the games begin
  • save it (01/08/2020, 20:16) Like (4) Dislike (19) Reply
    She’s a local I don’t care y’all just shame a glad for the bvi
    • To save it (01/08/2020, 20:47) Like (12) Dislike (2) Reply
      Why would you be glad you scum bag
    • @ save it (01/08/2020, 20:49) Like (11) Dislike (12) Reply
      I expect that for y’all island people of course y’all glad we get a new case. At least we not like y’all ghetto hometowns with hundreds of cases and them can’t even deal with it
    • Miro (03/08/2020, 22:43) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      What lol
  • concern (01/08/2020, 20:25) Like (4) Dislike (19) Reply
    Where the person born? That’s all we need to know I’m sure the person wasn’t born here
  • reality (01/08/2020, 20:28) Like (8) Dislike (5) Reply
    When a big last name like a smith, skeleton or fahie get this case y’all locals will be quiet
    • Smith (02/08/2020, 00:55) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
      Thanks didn't know my last name was a big name . But anyway thanks for the prop
  • i knew it (01/08/2020, 20:30) Like (29) Dislike (7) Reply
    I knew I would’ve come on here and see the blaming game. Virgin Islands people hate other Caribbean nationals both bvi and USVI have serious problems
  • Ignorance (01/08/2020, 20:31) Like (16) Dislike (15) Reply
    All who talking bout island people this and who ain’t born here that, are you the same people who quick to say you’re from Africa that time you never step foot in Africa????

  • lol (01/08/2020, 20:32) Like (24) Dislike (2) Reply
    I love to come on vino this island people arguments does have me laughing
    • 5G Country (01/08/2020, 21:08) Like (3) Dislike (8) Reply
      Coming from a 5G country.. Yep.. thats it...
    • @## (02/08/2020, 17:23) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      This is no joke.
      I am beginning to believe that it is children doing this. We are one people.
  • Sh*t it (01/08/2020, 20:52) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply

    What does island people have to do with anything here ?

  • Misty (01/08/2020, 20:59) Like (4) Dislike (26) Reply
    You locals are stupid idiots I wish nothing but misery on the bvi from covid and hurricane
    • @misty (02/08/2020, 01:36) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
      As cursed as you all are, attempting to bring ill
      will to your benefactor,the VI,only deepens your curse.
      These VI and its people are blessed. Take note and refrain from throwing curses that continues to backfire on you and your homies.
  • Second test (01/08/2020, 21:00) Like (4) Dislike (9) Reply
    Im sure a follow up test will also find this one negative.. this is all a set up...
  • Peaches (01/08/2020, 21:42) Like (12) Dislike (6) Reply
    Hon Carvin Malone,

    I have a question for you. St. Vincent was not hiding where the young lady came from who they said had tested positive coming from the BVI (*Big Lie* )

    How is it that you have not revealed to the people of the BVI where this person came from into the BVI?

    St, Vincent health officials wasted no time spreading false information. That young lady was never sick, never had the virus. In fact, they sent her home with her mom and sister. She is well as well can be and is out and about in SV.

    Why can't you, Mr. Minister, say from where this new case was impored?
    • Why (01/08/2020, 23:46) Like (1) Dislike (4) Reply
      why does it matter?
      • @Why (02/08/2020, 01:24) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        Well she from updeislun is sufficient and says it all. So,according. to you and truth when you from updeidlun,they are all one and same so no specific identification required.
  • ML (01/08/2020, 22:05) Like (2) Dislike (6) Reply
    Haha . A glad. Tolan people to foolish. A glad who you guys blaming now
  • don (01/08/2020, 22:40) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    The vip has kept us same
    • Half Salary (02/08/2020, 07:02) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
      This Virus here to stay. Open up tomorrow or next year it will come... That's where leaders, real leaders step up.... I will bet you if Civil Servants were getting half salary. The country will have already open up... People's opinions are based on their own interest..

  • Ghost (01/08/2020, 23:19) Like (14) Dislike (3) Reply
    When will this xenophobic back and forth war ever end?.. does it really matter where she from? How is this important?.. what’s important is that we have another active case of this virus and most likely she has been in contact with others and they potentially with others.. we keep foolishly thinking that somehow we are immuned to having this virus in our gates; sadly we are not.. instead of us focusing on nonsense we need to be Thanking God for His Continued Mercies towards us and we keep praying and stop all the hatred!! And let us encourage each other to do what’s right to protect ourselves from this virus for we don’t know when it would show its face on our shores..
    As per Dr. Anthony Fauci- to prevent COVID
    1. Wear our masks consistently
    2. Social distance
    3. Avoid closed areas like bars etc
    4. Keep away from crowds or large gatherings
    5.. Wash your hands

  • Stop living in fear (02/08/2020, 01:14) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    We have to face the virus. Controls are necessary but people need to live
    • We in Trouble...Selfishness (02/08/2020, 06:53) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
      @ Stop living in Fear...The people are not in fear, the people are selfish, its all about them,, Those Civil servants who get their salaries every w weeks, think its all well to lock the Country down, because they are ok....Somebody needs to tell them that if the country stays lock down, their salary money will dry up...Somebody needs to tell them, that the government is broke and is borrowing monies to pat their salaries...The people are not in fear...The leaders are pushing the fear,,,.Those that are doing well are joining with the leaders to push the fear...
  • Adaptation (02/08/2020, 04:56) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    We all need to Adapt to the new normal otherwise homelessness and hunger going to be rampant many people still losing jobs.How one going to feed themselves and pay rent if they are jobless
  • Oh Boy... (02/08/2020, 06:48) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    Why is this big news...Why the bla bla, the panic, the Virus aint going no where. We lock down it comes in... We open up irs going come in...There is no need to have the country lock down...We cant stay lock down forever, . Have a plan, put things in place...Without incoming Revenue, how will Civil Servants continue to be paid, how will we as a country pay our loans back, ? we need Job creating activities...We need the incoming revenue to do all of these things. Financial services is coming down a greecy pole,...Leaders have to lead and lead Wisely and courageously ..and stop worrying about popularity and fame..Look at most of thise countries that already open up. Whatever little issue they had, they sort them out, they put things in place, and they are doing well. They prove the earlier you open up, the better it is..U have more time to put things in place and get it right....Leadership is not a fame or popularity game...

  • ??? (02/08/2020, 07:03) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Most of the comments I read in response to this article are sad and embarrassing...
  • Ghost (02/08/2020, 08:06) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    (cont).. to all Xenophobes (locals and Expats alike)
    You all need to take the blinders off and realize we both need each other..
    @Locals: look around, especially in our Health system in our hospital and community clinics.. our nurses and doctors are mainly Locals; Nope; Expats..the Specialist Doctors in hosp are mainly Expats.. we are Blessed to have Specialists like Dr. Bovell, Nehemiah, Batacharya, oyetunji to Name a few and there’s more..these people (Expats) care for us and our families).. when we go to ER 9/10 it’s an Expat. Nurse or Doctor we meet. If we don’t want this, then we educate ourselves in these roles so that our Immigration & Labor Dept.. don’t approve their work permits.. and yes I admit some expats fill roles that Locals can fill which is wrong and we have a right to be angry but again who gives them permission to have these jobs?..We needed some of them after Irma and who knows we may need them again this way or another way.. are just as bad as locals spewing out the same poison against us and you need us as well for the American dollar..(once I gave someone a ride and that person “in front” of me calling down my people; I had to ask them if they were crazy and if it wasn’t a local was giving them a ride). you make enough money to survive here and still send home to care for your families and build homes in your country, and also at times Some of you do take advantage of our country by taking advantages that are NOT afforded to you Being employed that locals don’t get.. at times the way some of you all behave and treat us though it’s not right on either side We all bring this Disdain against ourselves..So again we all are benefitting from each other in one way or the other.. we all (locals and expats alike) just need to Stop, Do Right all around and Show more love to each other and live better.. for we all claim to know, Love and serve God and God is Love and we that don’t love doesn’t know God..the thing that gets me to is that we are all one race of people.. don’t we have already have enough racism/xenophobia against our race?..
  • Be very careful (02/08/2020, 09:06) Like (2) Dislike (5) Reply
    One day coming soon, Tortola is going to get hit by a major epic disaster. One cannot continue to call down others because they were not born on the piece of volcano rock sticking up in the middle of the ocean. You guys punishment is right around the corner.
  • F (02/08/2020, 09:07) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    @ peacher I beg you keep off st Vincent government Avery this happen in this place you all bleam other come on when will you people learn to face realty till me I will like to know
  • Stupidity (02/08/2020, 09:08) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    I swear some of you are way Worst than the Corona Virus the kind of comments says a lot about some of you all
  • T (02/08/2020, 09:20) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Oh my God I travel to other countries I never see a generation like this one sorry to say this is a generation of vipers no one can warn you from the raught to come
  • BVIlander (02/08/2020, 11:00) Like (2) Dislike (4) Reply
    premier i know that you really donot wabt to have the way of sending home anyone but you will have to do something the island people calling down our country and our people it is time to make such a move and get them out of here bvi landers donot and cannot go to another country and behave like this premier and minister responsoble for the matter please do something about the matter w bvi landers are nice people but the talk of the island people is not nice and any one who is from the island please talk to your fellow mwn that they are in a notherman country and the can get them out in a morning we need to stand up for our rights premier please look out for us we cannot go to another country and get work it is tie to take a stand and the change will come some dayso island people watch your comments
    • ? (02/08/2020, 13:17) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Oklahoma your BACKSIDE can't stand the pressure now so you calling on the PRIMER to do with go and sis your ass down please
  • okokok (02/08/2020, 11:11) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    justly me buy hydrochloroquine over the counter..
  • boy (02/08/2020, 13:20) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    What wrong with those people in this place boddy I now convenience that you all have gone sinole of certain types of comments
  • Ghost (02/08/2020, 15:55) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    @ be very careful.. you see what I speak of .. listen to yourself..I understand your angry but how is your poison Any different from that of a local? And also look at how you are calling down our country. “ piece of volcano rock sticking up in the middle of the ocean“, but this is the same piece of rock that’s accommodating you and Financially providing for you and possibly your family where you came from.. and that disastrous hole you’re hoping for for BVI, be careful; when we wish bad for another at times it’s falls on us.. No one is holding you hostage to stay in BViI..
  • one eye (02/08/2020, 20:38) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    we need more information
  • Shaking My head (02/08/2020, 21:02) Like (0) Dislike (5) Reply
    I cannot for the life of me understand why people who hate an entire race of people staying among them. BVIslanders do not hate Expats of any kind. There must be one or two ignorant persons on here instigating nonsense. What I am not surprised about is the way that persons are responding. I have spent numerous occasions on the job, and all over Tortola listening to Expats call down their bosses and coworkers and people from this country as a whole. I chalked it down to jealousy so ignored it, but in the past couple of years I have been answering some of them, especially those who brought there entire families to a country that is so terrible with ugly and vile people? Old people taught me to do not bite the hand that feeds you. It is terrible the way some of them behave. And on the flip side I have many good friends from the Caribbean who knows that God is love even though they call Tortola people lazy when they get ready because the drive for the dollar is not as strong, in my opinion, in BVIslanders. We will not work ten jobs and kill ourselves. But isn't this the country where Expats get to work four different jobs, moving from house to house, yard to yard working and collecting money that the taxing authority knows nothing about? Stop being insulting and ugly to the BVI. God sees and knows all.
  • LOCAL (03/08/2020, 07:26) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    So that's the BEST you can do going around looking NEWS ooooo you are so UGLY .
    WHAT About local stepping on island people neck you have nothing to say right .every body phone don't rings the same time. so what they work for it while you are collecting your for the USA be happy now

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