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May 5th, 2023
WHO declares end to Covid-19 global emergency

LONDON, UK- The World Health Organisation (WHO) ended the global emergency status for COVID-19 on Friday, May 5, 2023, more than three years after its original declaration, and said countries should now manage the virus that killed more than 6.9 million people along with other infectious diseases.

December 26th, 2022
As 2022 ends, VI almost 100% back to pre-pandemic life– Hon Rymer

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Deputy Premier and Minister of Communications, Works and Utilities, Hon Kye M. Rymer (R5) has expressed gratitude that the Virgin Islands (VI) is well on its way to pre-pandemic life following the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic in the territory.

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


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.

March 7th, 2022
'Pandemic' compensation for Public Health Unit being 'addressed'- MoH&SD

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Staff of the Public Health Unit (PHU) have been assured that the issue of compensation for works done during the COVID-19 pandemic is being addressed.

February 16th, 2022
Need for school counsellors now greater than ever– Education Minister

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Deputy Premier and Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries, and Agriculture Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has pointed to the need for school/guidance counsellors as even greater as a result of challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

November 19th, 2021
Failed! UK gov’t lacked plan for COVID-19 pandemic- report finds

LONDON, UK- In another blow to the beleaguered United Kingdom (UK) Prime Minister Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson, the UK government was not properly prepared for a pandemic like COVID-19, a new report has found.

November 7th, 2021
Ex-British PM calls actions of UK government 'politically corrupt'

LONDON, UK- Former British Prime Minister John Major on Saturday, November 6, 2021, attacked fellow Conservative Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson's handling of a corruption row, saying the government's behaviour was arrogant, broke the law and was "politically corrupt".

September 27th, 2021
Curfews & lockdowns can lead to a pandemic of mental ill-health– Dr Beaubrun

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Dr Tanya D. Beaubrun, Family Practitioner in St Lucia, said long term curfews and lockdowns could lead to a pandemic of mental ill-health.

September 24th, 2021
'We entered office with great enthusiasm'– Hon Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration Honourable Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) said when the young Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government entered office following the 2019 polls, they had great plans; however, they never anticipated a pandemic that would put the entire world in economic stress and cause governments to make difficult decisions.

September 15th, 2021
Caribbean needs digital & balanced recovery from pandemic- VI tells UNESCO

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The [British] Virgin Islands (VI) has called for a digital and balanced recovery in the Caribbean from the COVID-19 pandemic at a virtual dialogue on work and life in the region, organised by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural and Organisation (UNESCO) and the University of the West Indies (UWI) on September 9, 2021.

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