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May 19th, 2022
Active COVID-19 cases in VI take a downturn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Active COVID-19 cases in the Virgin Islands have reduced to 132, 23 less when compared to 155 in the previous update of May 12, 2022.

May 19th, 2022
Saharan dust to impact air quality for ‘next few days’– DDM

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A fresh surge of Saharan dust over the Virgin Islands (VI) will bring the threat of elevated health problems mainly to sensitive people, such as asthmatics, according to information for the Department of Disaster Management (DDM).

May 18th, 2022
Students in Anegada switch to virtual learning due to COVID-19

THE SETTLEMENT, Anegada, VI- Students of Claudia Creque Educational Centre in Anegada will be learning from the comfort of their homes from today, May 18, 2022, due to COVID-19.

May 16th, 2022
USVI transitioning from Covid pandemic to endemic- Dept of Health

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- The [US] Virgin Islands Department of Health (DoH) has stated that the US Virgin Islands (USVI) is entering the endemic stage in its efforts against Covid-19, an announcement that comes with massive implications regarding how the Albert A. Bryan administration manages the coronavirus moving forward.

May 16th, 2022
We now have 'personal responsibility' to protect against COVID-19- Hon Penn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– With the Virgin Islands (VI) currently experiencing an uptick in active COVID-19 cases, the new Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8), has reminded the public that the responsibility to protect against the virus now lies with the individual.

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.

May 14th, 2022
Dr June M. Samuel appointed Interim CEO - Chief of Medical Staff @ BVHISA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Word reaching our newsroom is that Dr June M. Samuel has been appointed Interim Chief Executive Officer (ag), Chief of Medical Staff at the British Virgin Islands Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) to take effect from Monday, May 16, 2022.

May 13th, 2022
Hospitalisations increase as COVID-19 surge tops 1,246 cases in USVI

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- The [US] Virgin Islands Department of Health (DoH) on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, reported 1,246 active COVID-19 cases, numbers not seen since late December 2021 and early January when the Omicron wave first impacted the US Virgin Islands.

May 12th, 2022
Active COVID-19 cases in VI rise to 155

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Active COVID-19 cases in the Virgin Islands have climbed to 155, compared to the most recent figure of 128.

May 11th, 2022
'Everyone can be affected by mental health issues'- Local social worker

JOHNSON'S GHUT, Tortola, VI- “We want the community to understand that everyone can be affected by mental health issues especially in the stressful times that we are living in now with COVID-19 and its adverse impact on the economy,” Acting Social Worker Mr Loren Smith has said, in stressing the point that it should not be one of stigmatisation.

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