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92 new samples test negative for COVID-19; 293 swabbed on Anegada

- as VI continues aggressive contact tracing & testing
Some 293 persons were swabbed on Anegada on August 25, 2020, as active contact tracing and testing for COVID-19 continues in the Virgin Islands. Photo: VINO/File
Minister for Health and Social Development, Honourable Carvin Malone (AL), centre, with CEO of the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA), Dr Ronald E. Georges, right, and Acting Commissioner of Customs, Mr Wade N. Smith. Photo: VINO
Minister for Health and Social Development, Honourable Carvin Malone (AL), centre, with CEO of the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA), Dr Ronald E. Georges, right, and Acting Commissioner of Customs, Mr Wade N. Smith. Photo: VINO
Members of the panel at the “Let’s Talk” press conference on August 25, 2020. Photo: VINO.
Members of the panel at the “Let’s Talk” press conference on August 25, 2020. Photo: VINO.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Ninety-two (92) new samples taken recently from persons across the Territory have returned negative results, which Minister for Health and Social Development, Honourable Carvin Malone (AL) described as “very good news”.

This information was related to the public last night, August 25, 2020, at the “Let’s Talk” press conference which featured Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) and Hon Malone and supported by several senior functionaries of the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA).

Acting Commissioner of Customs Mr Wade N. Smith was also present.

Making the announcement, Hon Malone said, “Today we are pleased to announced that we had 92 new persons tested at our lab and all [were] negative. You would actually remember that on Saturday we had 92 also.”

He described the latest results as a very good sign, “Because we want to make sure that we contain this and in order to do this we ask you for this period so that we could get this job done.”

293 swabbed on Anegada on Tuesday

The Health Minister further stated that there were three teams out yesterday, August 25, 2020, to the sister island of Anegada, where samples from 293 persons were collected.

“And we had 23 from before and 5. So we can say we had 321 persons on Anegada being tested and this is what we intended to do.”

Meanwhile, Premier Fahie underscored the importance of negative results from samples being taken during this period as, according to him, it would determine whether or not tighter measures will have to be taken to curtail the spread of the virus or whether the restrictions and curfew imposed, effective today August 26, could be relaxed.

As of yesterday, the Territory had recorded 26 positive cases of COVID-19, seventeen of which are active. There have been 8 recoveries and 1 death.

16 Responses to “92 new samples test negative for COVID-19; 293 swabbed on Anegada”

  • tretretrete (26/08/2020, 15:01) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Strange
    • Curfew (26/08/2020, 17:43) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
      Plz too many cars motorcycles on Greenland street and its 5.42 . I can c the police but there timing is all wrong wow 2 just past the police station plz put a stop to them
  • vincy (26/08/2020, 15:05) Like (3) Dislike (13) Reply
    ayo test in tola aint accurate
  • god is good (26/08/2020, 15:08) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good is good
  • Anega (26/08/2020, 15:10) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Thank GOd we are keeping anegada CLEAN
    • hellboy (26/08/2020, 21:20) Like (1) Dislike (6) Reply
      @Anega You need to thank the government, Not God !!!
      • All abour power. (27/08/2020, 05:09) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        "" Power doesn't mean nothing me if I cannot help people". That should br the VIP Govt anthem or Mission statement..
  • Sue (26/08/2020, 15:30) Like (15) Dislike (1) Reply
    Mr Premier you are doing a good job with what you have donott study the opposition especially penn and turnbull yes the government has its hand full everybody has plans how to do this and do that put them in the job can they do it the country is in trouble yes the government was a little late in annoucing the the rule on the curefew but tis nothing that the government can do to keep curfew out until it is gone Stop critise everything the Government does what are the people on the opposition is doing they need to shut up and just try to help be it cabinet legco or the premier or Governor they cannot do any thing to really stop COVID stop the political rampage and HELP andrew just be on your guard because they think that you are not doing anything God is with you and he will take If COVID did not come would we here all of this COME ON the opposition especially Penn could he stand up to the fight Premier continue to do what you are doing Fraser some of the things you said is not worth while we are in a crisis talk and encourage people to pray and live a better life You donpt know that the country is ruled by ENGLAND and the premier has to be guided by ENGLAND stop the I know it all attutide tis God in control
  • mmm (26/08/2020, 15:31) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    WE WILL SEE !
  • Anegada1 (26/08/2020, 16:06) Like (11) Dislike (3) Reply
    Swabbed is one thing, the results are another. What’s the results? Cause I didn’t get mine back yet smh
  • This Is Last Friday’s 92 Results (26/08/2020, 16:09) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    They’re still awaiting the results of the additional testing on Anegada and elsewhere.
  • Beach but No Business Operation (26/08/2020, 16:20) Like (21) Dislike (4) Reply
    Why are beaches open and businesses that don’t cater to the public not allowed to operate?

    A manufacturer had a question about being the only person working and whether he was allowed to conduct business and was told to stay at home.

    This is not well thought out.
    • @Beach but No Business Operation (26/08/2020, 18:32) Like (5) Dislike (6) Reply
      Give one good reason why they should close the beaches? Please keep off the beaches. Do you want added stress on people? The beaches are a stress relief avenue. Talk about something else.
      • answer (27/08/2020, 05:59) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
        The beaches should be closed because people are GATHERING IN CLUSTERS AND MASKS ARE NOWHERE IN SIGHT PLUS THEY ARE NOT DISTANCING.

        Video of the bike accident is proof enough.
  • Our (26/08/2020, 16:59) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Our tests are amongst the best in the world. Everytime we test here and send the results to Trinidad its100% accurate
    • Funny (26/08/2020, 19:05) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
      yes but we don't want anything from the Uk, well except the test machine and all the tests.......


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