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September 13th, 2021
USVI records 1st breakthrough COVID-19 death

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FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- The [US] Virgin Islands Department of Health on Monday, September 13, 2021, announced that a USVI resident who was fully vaccinated against COVID-19 died of complications related to the virus last week, the first such breakthrough case in the territory.

September 13th, 2021
Unvaccinated vendors, taxi drivers ‘acting the fool’- Skelton-Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Commentator and consultant Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline has referred to unvaccinated taxi drivers and vendors as ‘acting the fool’ for refusing to inoculate against the COVID-19 virus in the best interest of their industry.

September 13th, 2021
'Overcrowded' Paraquita Bay bar ordered closed

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI- Chief Environmental Health Officer Mr Lionel E. Michael, along with the assistance of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), closed down another popular bar for alleged breach of the social distancing protocols as mandated by the Government.

September 12th, 2021
SCB bar closed for alleged breach of COVID-19 protocols

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- A popular bar in Sea Cows Bay has been ordered closed for allegedly breaching the government’s COVID-19 control and suppression measures.

September 11th, 2021
Unvaccinated people 11 times more likely to die from COVID - CDC study shows

ATLANTA, Georgia, USA - Unvaccinated people are 11 times more like to die from COVID-19 according to a new study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday, September 10, 2021.

September 11th, 2021
Virgin Islanders urged to pursue health & wellness activities

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The People of the Virgin Islands (VI) have been urged to unite and bring an end to the epidemic of chronic non-communicable diseases as the Territory observes Caribbean Wellness Day 2021, today, September 11, 2021.

September 10th, 2021
BVI SDA School switches to online learning after COVID-19 positive case

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- The reopening of physical school has been short-lived for students and staff of the BVI Seventh-day Adventist School in Sea Cows Bay as it has reverted to virtual learning after a student tested positive for COVID-19.

September 9th, 2021
‘I am now suffering from funeral burnout!’- Hon Flax-Charles

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Urging the population to follow the protocols, get vaccinated or protect themselves via other means if they wish not to be vaccinated, At Large Representative Honourable Shereen D. Flax-Charles, the Junior Minister for Trade and Economic Development, has said she would not like to have a recurrence of the experience she had when persons were losing their lives to COVID-19 recently.

September 9th, 2021
COVID-19: Mu variant was previously identified in VI- Dr Georges

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Acting Chief Medical Officer in the Virgin Islands (VI), Dr Ronald E. Georges says the now concerning ‘Mu’ variant of the COVID-19 virus was previously confirmed in the VI long before it became a variant of interest.

September 9th, 2021
Only 1 person remains hospitalised due to COVID-19 in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Government of the Virgin Islands is reporting that only one person remains hospitalised at Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital due to COVID-19.

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