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August 30th, 2022
23 active COVID-19 cases recorded in VI; 3 hospitalised

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Government of the Virgin Islands is reporting there are 23 cases of COVID-19 recorded in the territory and that three persons are hospitalised as a result of the virus.

August 15th, 2022
Governor Rankin takes 2nd COVID-19 booster; 4th jab in total

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Governor John J. Rankin, CMG has taken his 2nd booster against COVID-19 and has urged persons to also get immunised against the Covid-19 virus.

July 13th, 2022
'BA.2 & BA.4 Omicron variants' present in VI- Dr Ronald E. Georges

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronald E. Georges is reminding the public to remain vigilant as new COVID-19 variants continue to emerge.

July 11th, 2022
USVI confirms 120th COVID-19 related death


FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- Four days after announcing the 119th Covid-related death in the US Virgin Islands (USVI), the [US] VI Department of Health (DoH) on Monday, July 11, 2022, announced the 120th death tied to the coronavirus in the territory, an indication that though the US Virgin Islands has moved into the endemic phase of the virus, its impact continues.

June 22nd, 2022
USVI offering Moderna & Pfizer shots for children as young as 6 mths


FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- The Government of the US Virgin Islands (USVI) has authorised the use of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for use on children as young as six months old.

June 19th, 2022
VI captain Troy Caesar missed Nations League game in PR due to unvaccinated status

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– When the [British] Virgin Islands came up against Puerto Rico in the 2022 CONCACAF Nations League on June 12, 2022, they were sorely missing their regular skipper and goal scorer in the home game against Cayman Islands, Kavon Troy Caesar.

June 14th, 2022
Hon Penn urges the unvaccinated to take the jab

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Marlon A. Penn (R8) says with the relaxation of local public health measures relating to COVID-19, the local economy will continue to rebound.

June 13th, 2022
Face masks no longer mandatory by law from June 15, 2022– Hon Penn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) said following Cabinet briefings on Wednesday, June 8, 2022, the ease of COVID-19 public health measures has been considered following a continuing trend towards milder COVID-19 infections, fewer cases of severe disease, and reduced hospital admissions locally.

June 10th, 2022
US to drop negative Covid test requirement for air travellers

WASHINGTON DC, USA- Effective Sunday, June 12, 2022, the United States of America (US) will no longer require air travellers to have proof of a negative Covid-19 test before entering the country from abroad.

June 10th, 2022
Active COVID-19 cases in VI slide to 68

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Active COVID-19 cases in the [British] Virgin Islands have dropped to 68, a reduction of 33 since the last update of June 2, 2022.

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