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3rd imported case of COVID-19 reported in VI

- since border reopened to international visitors on December 1, 2020
There are now three active cases of COVID-19 in the Virgin Islands. Photo: theiranproject.com
The total number of persons tested by the Dr D. Orlando Smith laboratory of the BVI Health Services Authority is now 9,229 with 76 positive cases confirmed; 72 recoveries, 3 active and 1 death. Photo: GIS/Facebook
The total number of persons tested by the Dr D. Orlando Smith laboratory of the BVI Health Services Authority is now 9,229 with 76 positive cases confirmed; 72 recoveries, 3 active and 1 death. Photo: GIS/Facebook
Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Malone has said a healthy lifestyle is the best defense against the COVID-19 virus and is encouraging persons to enrol in the Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP) or any healthy lifestyle programme offered in the Territory. Photo: GIS/File
Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Malone has said a healthy lifestyle is the best defense against the COVID-19 virus and is encouraging persons to enrol in the Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP) or any healthy lifestyle programme offered in the Territory. Photo: GIS/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Carvin Malone (AL) has confirmed another imported positive case of COVID-19 in the [British] Virgin Islands.

This brings the total number of active cases of COVID-19 to three (3).

"The newly imported case is a resident who entered the Territory from the United States on December 8 and is currently in quarantine. Contact tracing has identified and isolated the primary contacts. Tracing is still on-going," a press release from Government Information Services (GIS) reported today, December 11, 2020.

All established protocols to be followed

According to the release, Health Minister Honourable Malone continues to emphasise the importance of all persons, no matter their status to follow all established protocols for entry without exception. This includes registering for the travel certificate on bvigateway.bviaa.com; providing gold seal or approved private accommodations; a valid negative COVID-19 test five (5) days prior to arrival; and completing four (4) full days of quarantine yielding two (2) negative tests results to be able to traverse freely throughout the Territory.

“Quarantine and testing requirements must be followed and anyone who violates this will be found and fined in accordance with all of our established laws and protocols. Thus I am appealing to every resident and visitor to be our brother’s and sister’s keeper and report any suspicion of breaching by calling 311. If you see something, say something. We are in this together,” said Honourable Malone.

The total number of persons tested by the Dr D. Orlando Smith laboratory of the BVI Health Services Authority is now 9,229 with 76 positive cases confirmed; 72 recoveries, 3 active and 1 death.

Healthy lifestyle the best defense- Hon Malone

Honourable Malone also reminds everyone that a healthy lifestyle is the best defense against the COVID-19 virus and is encouraging persons to enrol in the Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP) or any healthy lifestyle programme offered in the Territory.

The public is to comply with all health and safety measures that include hand washing, wearing of face masks in public spaces, maintaining 6 feet from others outside of your households, disinfecting frequently touched surfaces, avoid touching your face and limiting large gatherings, especially during the upcoming holiday season.

Persons who are experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19 are encouraged to contact the Medical Hotline at 852-7650 for medical advice and testing. Common symptoms include fever, cough, headache, fatigue, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, muscle aches, or difficulty breathing.

19 Responses to “3rd imported case of COVID-19 reported in VI”

  • CGB resident (11/12/2020, 17:32) Like (34) Dislike (3) Reply
    I reported a total breach of quarantine this morning. Person had arrived back late yesterday. Today out as if nothing going on. Police came talked to him and allowed him to walk back home. How is this even right? People are fined for not wearing masks this person was not fined nothing. Makes you question why bother calling the cops!
    • tretretrete (11/12/2020, 18:23) Like (10) Dislike (10) Reply
      Maybe a person with deep pockets or soft complexion
    • west (11/12/2020, 20:38) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
      That's to show you that it ain't All that serious. We should be more concerned about the vaccine for a virus that was not contained and a cure that WILL NOT CURE!
    • @CGB resident (11/12/2020, 20:56) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
      And the funny thing is they keep saying if you see something, say something, but when you say something, nothing gets done. And yes, what you said was right. He simply got a free pass courtesy of one of BVI’S FINEST.
    • @CGB resident (11/12/2020, 23:09) Like (2) Dislike (26) Reply
      Damn shame you out here snitching, stop being a snitch grandad
    • The watchman (12/12/2020, 16:36) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
      You lucky they did not question you and ask "What proof do you have" like you are the police. My advise is see and don't before someone throw you in the sea! Once it is FF you get F. Close your eyes and bite your lip because if you say something you might get trip or take a trip!
  • duh (11/12/2020, 17:55) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
    And it will increase people are traveling we opened up and what weren’t we expecting this? Well I was
  • facts (11/12/2020, 17:55) Like (3) Dislike (37) Reply
    When them island people get in it will be worst
  • Breaches (11/12/2020, 18:10) Like (24) Dislike (4) Reply
    Multiple tourists travelling in the same taxi and stopping for a drink at a gas station? Taxi drivers not following basic Covid-19 protocols? Travelling in closed door taxi van's instead of safari buses? and so on...
    • @Breaches (11/12/2020, 23:12) Like (4) Dislike (5) Reply
      Who cares about this played out scamdemic
    • @facts (11/12/2020, 23:28) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      At the same time we should protect ourselves do/follow protocols and we would protect ourselves always.
      It’s all left to do now.
  • Servant of the Most High God in Christ Jesus (11/12/2020, 19:47) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    COVID-19 is in fact a worldwide pamdemic. And we need to take as much necessary precausion, and follow the protocol in place. While I disagree with iur Government on some issues, I truly thing that our Government is reasonable good job, in reference to Covid-19. The main problem is that many of our citizens have blatantly refused, and continue refusing to comply. It show the level of disunity among.ourselves. Thanks you Hon. Carvin Malone fir keeping us up to date on Covid-19 stats. Thanks to our Government other Munisters and staff lead by the Hon. Premier Andrew Fahie. keep up the, highly appreciated by the majority, fight against Covid-19 war against us. I do hope and pray that God living mercies will rest on us, in spite of our short comings.
  • Eagle Eye (11/12/2020, 20:13) Like (4) Dislike (14) Reply
    Aslong you have the flu or anything close to it you will test positive. Corona plandemic is a big fraud
    • Ain't no Joke (12/12/2020, 08:05) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      They need to get back to physical security before this Get out of control,,, People are not respecting the technology,. The technology is useless, not working, waste of time and money,,,, The government has been warned that the technology will not work , Returning nationals and residents who be a problem,. Now it's obvious. Time to get serious get back to physical security,,
    • Geez (12/12/2020, 09:09) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      Ignorance is the word of the day
  • We in trouble (12/12/2020, 08:09) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    We catching them while they are in Quarantine, which is good,. I am concerned about people trying to beat the technology, which is a failure and end up positive while breaking the quarantine and end up the community,,,,
  • vi (12/12/2020, 09:43) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Stop basing island people better you come from some of the islands where is vivid free than your own bvi islanders coming from the states with the virus done talk
  • Liston (12/12/2020, 17:03) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    How is the government checking if these are not false positives? Are infected persons given another test after 24h????? If you tested over 1000 people (as the government claims) having 3 positive cases is statistical error. Therefore another test needs to be done? Is this being done or this is just self serving propaganda by the government to justify what they are doing?


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