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July 5th, 2021
Over 200 placed in quarantine & hundreds in self-isolation- Dr Georges

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With an active COVID-19 case count of 273 as of July 3, 2021, following a sudden virus outbreak in the Virgin Islands, over 200 persons are currently in mandatory quarantine with hundreds more in voluntary self-isolation.

July 4th, 2021
COVID-19 outbreak: 273 active cases now recorded in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The number of COVID-19 active cases in the Virgin Islands (VI) continues to skyrocket, with the latest update today, July 4, 2021, indicating that territory is now seeing a record 273 positive cases.

July 3rd, 2021
Spike in local COVID-19 cases now considered an ‘outbreak’- Dr Georges

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With 155 active cases of COVID-19 in the Virgin Islands (VI) as of July 2, 2021, with one new death connected to the virus, acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Ronald E. Georges said the situation can now be regarded as a local COVID-19 outbreak.

July 3rd, 2021
Preschool closed following detection of COVID-19 cases

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Simmonds Preschool will be closed temporarily for 14 days following the detection of suspected and confirmed COVID-19 positive cases in the pediatric population.

June 30th, 2021
VI now seeing 49 COVID cases

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands community is being urged to take precautions following a significant increase in COVID-19 cases in the Territory.

March 30th, 2021
No point testing before 10 days, Incubation period is 14 days –Dr Ronald E. Georges

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Persons who were at the funeral at the Sea Cows Bay Methodist Church on March 27, 2021, and became exposed to a carrier of the virus are being told that there is no need to be tested for the coronavirus at this time.

March 1st, 2021
Public asked to report side effects of COVID-19 vaccine

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As the Virgin Islands continues its COVID-19 vaccination drive, persons who received their first dose of the Oxford AstraZeneca Vaccine are asked to report any side effects to the Ministry of Health and Social Development.

February 27th, 2021
3185 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in VI thus far

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Some 3185 persons have been vaccinated for COVID-19 in the Virgin Islands (VI) as of February 25, 2021, according to information coming out of the Government Information Service.

September 21st, 2020
Dr Ronald E. Georges reportedly out as CEO of BVIHSA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Word just reaching our news desk from sources close to the situation is that local Chief Executive Officer of the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA), Dr Ronald E. Georges proceeded on Annual Leave today, September 21, 2020, and is not likely to return to the post.

April 11th, 2020
Governor seeking resolution for US seized medical supplies - Hon Malone

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - As first and accurately reported by Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) that the United States (US) Customs and Border Protection had seized some medical items and other COVID-19 related supplies, ordered by the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) for the territory, Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL) says Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert is working on ways to resolve the issue.

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