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May 27th, 2022
Low likelihood of monkeypox spread to VI but situation being monitored– Hon Penn

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI– Minister for Health and Social Development under the Unity Government, Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8), has indicated that although the likelihood of monkeypox spread in the VI community is currently low, the Chief Medical Officer and other officials will continue to monitor the situation.

May 26th, 2022
'Blowtorches' being used to retrieve metals @ Pockwood Pond dumpsite– Hon Penn

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI– Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) says authorities have uncovered a metal extraction operation at the Pockwood Pond dumpsite on Tortola, which could be responsible for some of the fires there.

May 14th, 2022
UK donates new batch of Paediatric COVID vaccine doses

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Governor of the Virgin Islands, H.E. John J. Ranking CMG has revealed that the UK has donated a further 200 doses of the Pfizer Paediatric COVID-19 vaccine doses which arrived on, May 12, 2022.

April 30th, 2022
Health Ministry to host webinar on antenatal care guidelines

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Ministry of Health and Social Development will be hosting a webinar next month to present Obstetrics and Midwifery providers with an update on guidelines for antenatal care.

April 1st, 2022
14 active COVID-19 cases currently in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Virgin Islands currently has 14 recorded active COVID-19 cases, with all of the cases currently on Tortola.

March 5th, 2022
‘We are on our way back’ to economic normalcy – Hon Malone

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Maline (AL) has assured that the territory is on ‘its way back to’ normality should citizens continue to take up COVID-19 vaccination and booster shorts.

February 26th, 2022
COVID-19 positive cases drop to 45 in VI; 2 hospitalised

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – COVID-19 positive cases in the Virgin Islands (VI) has dropped to 45 in the Virgin Islands (VI) according to the latest epidemiology report based on testing done on February 23, 2022, and reported on February 24, 2022.

February 22nd, 2022
COVID protocols to be further relaxed but Easter events will be monitored- Hon Malone

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Minister for Health and Social Development Hon Carvin Malone (AL) says the Virgin Islands (VI) will see more relaxation of COVID-19 protocols on certain conditions, as the territory heads into the Easter festival period.

February 21st, 2022
Gov’t committed to ensuring local dump sites are addressed – Hon Malone

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL) says his government is committed to addressing the challenges at local dump sites, including the Pockpond Pond Incinerator, with the aim of creating safe spaces and safer working environments for the people of the [British] Virgin Islands (VI).

February 14th, 2022
COVID-19: Vulnerable persons should make effort to get booster shots– Dr Georges

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr Ronald E. Georges has called on the elderly, persons with chronic diseases, and immunocompromised persons who are particularly vulnerable to the complications of COVID-19 to make a special effort to get vaccinated.

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