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COVID-19: Crowd sizes in VI reduced to 100 as cases surge

As the Virgin Islands (VI) experiences a COVID-19 surge where active cases have surpassed 1000, The Government of the Virgin Islands has moved to reduce crowd sizes in interior spaces to 100. Photo: gulfnews.com
According to Minister for Health and Social Development Hon Carvin Malone (AL), Cabinet will meet on Tuesday to look at the measures put forward to it by health authorities; however, for now, Government has made measures to lessen the crowd sizes to 100. Photo: GIS/File
According to Minister for Health and Social Development Hon Carvin Malone (AL), Cabinet will meet on Tuesday to look at the measures put forward to it by health authorities; however, for now, Government has made measures to lessen the crowd sizes to 100. Photo: GIS/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As the Virgin Islands (VI) experiences a COVID-19 surge where active cases have surpassed 1000, The Government of the Virgin Islands has moved to reduce crowd sizes in interior spaces to 100.

According to Minister for Health and Social Development Hon Carvin Malone (AL), Cabinet will meet on Tuesday to look at the measures put forward to it by health authorities; however, for now, Government has made measures to lessen the crowd sizes to 100.

He said interior spaces must only allow one person to every 9-squared feet, up to 100 persons.

“If your enterprise can only hold 25 it must not have 30 [or] 99 [persons],” Hon Malone stated in a COVID-19 update on Friday, January 7, 2022.

He said anyone wishing to have a crowd size above a hundred must make an application to the Ministry of Health.

The Health Minister also warned that the Environmental Health Unit has been encouraged to "beef up" its staff so that the crowd size situation can be properly monitored.

18 Responses to “COVID-19: Crowd sizes in VI reduced to 100 as cases surge”

  • Weak leaders. (09/01/2022, 12:56) Like (5) Dislike (7) Reply
    We are surrendering. We
  • Why (09/01/2022, 13:03) Like (7) Dislike (6) Reply
    If we say the USVI please identify your self as the BVI. I am tired of explaining to visitors.
    • Funny (09/01/2022, 20:15) Like (4) Dislike (5) Reply
      This is the Virgin Islands, thats why you put US in front of your islands
  • Just Sayin (09/01/2022, 13:16) Like (12) Dislike (15) Reply
    Keep up the good work Mr. Malone!
  • NO, NO (09/01/2022, 13:17) Like (20) Dislike (3) Reply
    Crowd sizes should reduce to 50.
  • Why (09/01/2022, 13:38) Like (10) Dislike (3) Reply
    Why are we not seeing the amount of recovery. Every day we are seeing the active cases. Are people recovering or not? I would love to know honorable minister. I’m sure people are recovering so please inform us.
    • Honorable minister (09/01/2022, 15:24) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
      @Why

      If I told you that information I won’t have the public by the balls anymore. I can’t afford that
    • resident (10/01/2022, 07:07) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      mpost people who caught it are fine, its the flu basically
  • are you serious? (09/01/2022, 13:39) Like (13) Dislike (3) Reply
    Anyone wishing to have a crowd size above 100 should submit an application. Who is in charge here? 100 persons is to much.
  • wondering (09/01/2022, 13:50) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Why make application if the answer will be no??? Or is it nepotism and bubbaism as usual. . .
  • Rockford files (09/01/2022, 15:24) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
    Case of the blind leading the blind. They don’t have to worry about me because I stay in my home. Even if I’m invited somewhere with only 8 people I decline.
  • i wanna know (10/01/2022, 00:38) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    WHY AYO DIDN'T REDUCE THE CROWD DOWN TO 100 HUNDRED BEFORE THE PREMIER'S, FOXY'S AND TRELLIS BAY'S PARTY?
  • Be Very careful Mr. Minister. (10/01/2022, 07:53) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Be careful of the message you sending to the outside world They may think the BVI ain ready for business or the the BVI is a business risk. Speak with confidence and optimism. We have suffered enough..
  • Nothing but joked (10/01/2022, 10:24) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Reducing crowd size to 100. Anyone wishing to have a gathering of more than a 100 can submit a application. No wonder the BVI is a laughing stock. No one is going to do serious business in this place. Maybe a few cruise ships here and there. You all done run the charter industry away.
  • staff (10/01/2022, 14:39) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    So we have staff to check crowd numbers but no staff to do contact tracing for the over 1000? On another note, fully vaxxed and boostered persons brought omicron into the USA. Same is happening in the BVI. The problem is not the unvaxxed it's those who are being given a free pass (no quarantine). It's not the unvaxxed who are prolonging the pandemic, it's the vaxxed who need boosters to keep them alive. They are contracting the virus on record levels because their natural immune system is being destroyed by the jab. Let's not get it twisted. I feel much safer around an unvaxxed person who has recovered from the virus than a vaxxed person who keeps getting infected from their vaxxed friends.


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