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July 23rd, 2022
WHO declares Monkeypox a global health emergency

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the monkeypox outbreak in over 70 countries an “emergency of international concern”.

June 10th, 2022
US to drop negative Covid test requirement for air travellers

WASHINGTON DC, USA- Effective Sunday, June 12, 2022, the United States of America (US) will no longer require air travellers to have proof of a negative Covid-19 test before entering the country from abroad.

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 23rd, 2022
Salmonella alert! RTW recalls certain Jif peanut butter products

PASEA, Tortola, VI- RTW Group of Companies, which manages Roadtown Wholesale Trading Ltd, Riteway Food Markets, Fine Foods, Harbor Market, and Riteway Home, has notified the general public of the immediate recall of certain JIF Products.

May 22nd, 2022
Covid-19 cases rise to 595 on St Croix, Fall to 440 in St Thomas


FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- Coronavirus cases in the US Virgin Islands (USVI) have remained fairly steady following what the [US] VI Department of Health (DoH) said was a post-carnival surge early May.

December 31st, 2021
VI to review CDC updated guidelines of 5-day isolation- Dr Georges

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands is to review the recent updated quarantine guidelines by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which has recommended five days of isolation rather than 10 after testing positive for COVID-19.

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.

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


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.

July 9th, 2021
CDC says vaccinated or not, students should return to classrooms


FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday, July 9, 2021, issued its clearest indication thus far that it believes the coronavirus has receded and continues to diminish — even with the now-dominate Delta Covid variant in the US — as the federal health agency said schools should reopen to in-person learning whether or not students and teachers are vaccinated.

June 21st, 2021
Judge rules against CDC's COVID restrictions for cruise industry


MIAMI, Florida, USA- A federal judge handed Florida Governor Ron D. DeSantis a major victory over the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's cruise industry restrictions on Friday, June 18, 2021, a development that could pave the way for cruise travel to return after a CDC No Sail Order grounded the industry for 15 months.

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