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September 21st, 2021
VI Gov't seeking to purchase storage facility for Pfizer & Moderna vaccines

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Carvin Malone (AL) said the process has started to procure a suitable storage facility that will enable the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines to reach the Virgin Islands (VI).

September 3rd, 2021
Vaccine mandates in the OTs

Thomas C. Famous

Across the world, countries have had to put in Covid-19 mandates to stem the rate of infections.

August 27th, 2021
25 active cases of COVID-19 in VI- Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Active COVID-19 cases in the Virgin Islands are down to 25, Premier and Minister of Finance Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has announced in a COVID-19 update today, August 27, 2021.

August 16th, 2021
Sharp increase of vaccination in USVI; COVID cases below 400

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- Vaccination against Covid-19 saw a sharp increase last week, US Virgin Islands Governor Albert A. Bryan Jr has told the Consortium, a sign that the Delta variant-induced surge in active infections and rising Covid-related deaths in the territory are pushing US Virgin Islanders to get vaccinated against the virus.

August 6th, 2021
COVID-19: HoA Speaker supports ‘mandatory vaccination’ in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Speaker of the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA) Hon Julian Willock says he personally supports mandatory COVID-19 vaccination for all in the VI, with some specific exceptions.

August 3rd, 2021
CDC warns against travel to USVI unless fully vaccinated

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Monday, August 2, 2021, warned Americans against traveling to the US Virgin Islands unless fully vaccinated, activating its "very high" danger alert as Covid-19 cases surge in the USVI — a result of the Delta variant's spread in the US territory.

August 2nd, 2021
Barbados & Guyana considering mandatory COVID-19 vaccination

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados- As COVID-19 continues to result in hospitalisations, deaths and adversely affected economies in the Caribbean and around the world, CARICOM nations Barbados and Guyana are considering mandatory vaccination for the virus.

July 27th, 2021
COVID testing policy for vaccinated US VIslanders to enter USVI scrapped

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- Come Wednesday, July 28, 2021, vaccinated [US] Virgin Islanders traveling back home will no longer need to take a Covid test for clearance to travel. All they've have to do is insert their vaccination card information into the USVI Travel Portal and await the green QR code confirmation.

July 24th, 2021
‘Do not play doctor’ over COVID vaccine decisions – Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has warned persons in the territory to not ‘play doctor’ when it comes to decisions surrounding COVID-19 vaccination.

July 22nd, 2021
1308 vaccinated in 4 days @ drive-thru initiative– Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has said the people of the Virgin Islands (VI) deserve applause for turning out in numbers to the COVID-19 drive-through vaccination initiative that started on July 17, 2021, at Festival Grounds in Road Town.

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