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Contacts of Premier & Deputy Premier asked to self-isolate & get tested

- Testing of such persons scheduled for Thursday & Friday
Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), right, announced on December 24, 2021, that he, along with the Deputy Premier and Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7), left, had tested positive for COVID-19. Photo: GIS/File
Testing for persons who were in contact with the Premier and Deputy Premier without a mask in the past week will be done on Thursday, December 30 and Friday, December 31, 2021, at the white tent outside the Dr D Orlando Smith Hospital Emergency Room. Photo: VINO/File
Testing for persons who were in contact with the Premier and Deputy Premier without a mask in the past week will be done on Thursday, December 30 and Friday, December 31, 2021, at the white tent outside the Dr D Orlando Smith Hospital Emergency Room. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Persons who may have been in contact with the Premier and Deputy Premier in the past week without a mask are being asked to self-isolate and be tested.

This is according to the Ministry of Health in a press release on December 25, 2021.

Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) announced on December 24, 2021, that he, along with the Deputy Premier and Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7), had tested positive for COVID-19.

According to the press release, the Premier and Deputy Premier continue to make great strides towards recovery; however, out of an abundance of caution, the Ministry of Health is asking all persons who may have been in contact with the Premier and Deputy Premier in the past week without a mask to self-isolate and be tested.

Testing of contacts

Persons who think they may have been exposed are asked to submit their names and contact numbers to PHU@gov.vg with the caption “Possible Exposure to Premier or Deputy Premier” or call the office at 468 2274 from Wednesday, December 29, the press release stated.

It also said testing for such persons will be on Thursday, December 30 and Friday, December 31, 2021, at the white tent outside the Dr D Orlando Smith Hospital Emergency Room.

Meanwhile, as of December 24, 2021, there were 143 active cases of COVID-19 in the territory.

20 Responses to “Contacts of Premier & Deputy Premier asked to self-isolate & get tested”

  • Ghost (26/12/2021, 14:23) Like (14) Dislike (4) Reply
    I pray God’s Love, Mercy and Healing be upon them all and anyone they came in contact with.. and that God Will Cover them/us all..
  • Native Senior Citizen of the British Virgun Islands (26/12/2021, 14:35) Like (5) Dislike (6) Reply
    We all can look back at the many mistake, deliberate acts, and wrong words that we have spoken, but none us us can go back in time physically. Though I don't condoned the uncareful choice that our Premier, Hon. Andrew A.Fahie, and His Deputy, Dr. Natalie Sawande Wheatley made, in reference to unprotocl behaviours a few day ago, I hope that they have learnt their lessons well.
    I also that those that mingled with them will respond to the called to get tested for the covid-19 virus transmitted decease for verification purposes sooner rather than later. Wise actions brings good results everytime to all that exercise good wisdom. Amen.
    We all need to act more responsible, especially in these time of hightened risk of Omicron, and possibly others strain of the covid-19 virus deceased.
    Let regard life above power, money, selfish pride, and all other gifts offered, and given to us. And remember to live , and treat our neighbors with genuine love, daily.
  • Look thing (26/12/2021, 14:41) Like (8) Dislike (6) Reply
    All the ppl who was sing with he need to go get test now the whole of the bvi sick
  • Disobedience (26/12/2021, 14:55) Like (21) Dislike (21) Reply
    How about no ! I ain’t got no symptoms and before y’all say I’m sick when I’m not and cause me lose money from work to feed my family I’m not testing for something that I don’t have. I know what the flu feels like I’m healthy and been healthy
    • Crs (26/12/2021, 15:51) Like (8) Dislike (3) Reply
      I hear you. Won’t even know your sick if you don’t get tested. Then you lose life giving income.
  • Why do pure bloods (26/12/2021, 15:42) Like (11) Dislike (4) Reply
    Have to take the vaccines IG Alton Battie is taking it to protect us. When I take a vaccine that can protect me call me. Well everyone is waking up and the minister realized that herd immunity is garbage. Israel is on shot 4. I want to see how many going to get the booster and they can clearly see what’s going on. People wake up do you really want to be addicted to a vaccine every 3 flip flopping months. You all are bigger than that. Instead of free turkey people get free Covid. Ayo stop it in Andrew voice. Just tell he and Showande go back in Easter for the 4th shot cause clearly they have no immune system left.
  • watching (26/12/2021, 15:51) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    And all the people at the strip club
  • Jim Jones 1978 (26/12/2021, 16:06) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    Take the poison it is good for you. It will protect others. I could done see who all would have died in GT
  • Sam (26/12/2021, 16:20) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    hindsight is always 20/20 just like monday morning quarterback(shuda wuda cuda)

    some of we just looking thing to talk as if the premier will intentionally set about making other sick

    the territory is now filled with pure political gimmick and pulling down your own brother or sister and for what

    some acting like this pandemic is only in BVI
  • COVID-19 (26/12/2021, 17:14) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    We are not out of the WOODS!!!!
  • Test? (26/12/2021, 17:26) Like (16) Dislike (14) Reply
    Why get tested if you don't feel sick? If all yall run go down dey to take the test, the case going sky rocket for no reason.
    • @Test (26/12/2021, 21:55) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
      Because not feeling sick doesn't necessarily mean that you won't test positive and it doesn't mean that you can't pass it on to someone else.
      • Strupes (27/12/2021, 13:54) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply

        What a $$#$% money making scheme. Get vaccinated so you dont get it. Oops you could still get it. Get vaccinated so you dont spread it. Oops you can still spread it. Vaccinated or not, you can get it, spread it, be asymptomatic or have symptoms. So what is the point of testing unless you feel sick. It does not make a difference if everybody practice the distancing protocols.

    • @Test (27/12/2021, 10:15) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      You test to discover if you have contracted the virus. Plain and simple. If you were exposed and contracted the virus then, regardless of whether you have symptoms of illness (cough, fever, runny nose, fatigue, headache...) you can spread the virus. So that is why we’re being asked to wear masks in public indoor places. It’s why we are being asked, by Public Health officials, to self-isolate if we’ve been exposed to a person or persons who’ve tested positive for Covid. It’s all an attempt to limit the spread of the virus. To limit the spread of infection. To limit how many people get sick at the same time. To limit the strain (to the breaking point - in many places worldwide) of hospitals and healthcare systems.
      • Secret Bear (27/12/2021, 22:22) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        We’re not being “asked” to wear masks, isolate or test. We’re being forced, and it’s not working. If it was, cases wouldn’t be at all time highs. Covid is not going anywhere. MOVE ON.
  • ausar (26/12/2021, 18:39) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    Because, " Test", one doesn't have to have symptoms to be ill !

    I knew that the "itch", of wanting to have mass crowds in small spaces with air conditioned environments, would yield these types of events.

    We must be vigilant.

    Only the continued following of the protocols provided will guarantee safety. Anything less, and, -well, just like what we now have, will be the ending results!
  • vex (26/12/2021, 23:32) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    They will be ok this too shall pass
  • 1st district original (27/12/2021, 02:05) Like (2) Dislike (5) Reply
    Hope all the diehard greedy people in Carrot Bay who went to Hoover up free turkey go get tested
  • Oh Boy.. Hundreds of people (27/12/2021, 07:36) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    That's a whole lot of people that have to be self isolated....Did they got retested just to be certain? A retest doesn't hurt, get a second test from a different location. We all know mistakes been happening with these test results...
  • ONE PICTURE (28/12/2021, 10:22) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    SAYS IT ALL , ( SMILEY ☺LOOKS CHEERFUL AND THE OTHER ( THIS SH*T WASN'T SUPPOSED TO HAPPEN TO ME


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