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Magistrate’s Court closed after staff tests positive for COVID-19

- some court cases to be held remotely
The Magistrate’s Court in John’s Hole, Tortola has been closed until further notice, after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Magistrate’s Court in John’s Hole, Tortola has been closed after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19.

This is according to a bulletin from Government Information Services (GIS) today, June 30, 2021.

“The public is advised that the Magistrate’s Court on Tortola is closed to the public from today June 30 until further notice.

“The reason for closure is that one member of staff has tested positive for COVID-19 and in accordance with Public Health procedures, unvaccinated and partially vaccinated members of staff are being required to isolate for 10-14 days followed by the appropriate testing,” the bulletin stated.

Some matters to be heard remotely

It noted; however, where practicable, some matters will be heard remotely and the parties involved will be advised accordingly.

For urgent matters, persons have been told to call 468-9595 or 468-9327.

21 Responses to “Magistrate’s Court closed after staff tests positive for COVID-19”

  • Really (30/06/2021, 10:41) Like (26) Dislike (66) Reply
    perhpas the public officers should think about getting vaccinated? Also I hope they are home WITHOUT pay as it was their choice not to be vaccinated so why should tax payers pay for them
    • Really what!! (30/06/2021, 11:48) Like (31) Dislike (11) Reply
      What really irks me is people like you he keep talking about folks needing to be home without pay. Every man have a right to choose. If a man wants to take the vaccination up to them. If they want to remain unvaccinated he has every right. You are the same ones who shout we live in a democracy but yet want to act like a communist. Talking about who should be paid. The same unemployed should come and rob your house when they get hungry.
      • @really what!! (30/06/2021, 15:01) Like (0) Dislike (16) Reply
        they could try but my dog would eat them as he lives in the house not in the yard where you are
        • Cold as ice (30/06/2021, 17:21) Like (3) Dislike (11) Reply
          Everybody has the choice as to whether or not to be vaccinated - but if you are not vaccinated and have to stay away from work, then I am not going to pay you (and nor should the Govt).
          The end.
    • um (30/06/2021, 14:40) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
      he is fully vaccinated mind ya business
    • Stop It (30/06/2021, 14:57) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
      My family member sleeping on the morgue tonight through this same sh...t
    • Ripit (30/06/2021, 15:25) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
      @ Really
      Just because you took the mark of the 666 others should too ? Go sitdown.
    • Blindman (30/06/2021, 20:28) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Just by your comment we know who you are.
    • Bebe (30/06/2021, 23:04) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      That mean you want government to shut down. Who will do the work when unvaccinated staff are sent home? Stop speaking out of emotions.
  • Setta Clowns (30/06/2021, 10:47) Like (23) Dislike (5) Reply
  • soo (30/06/2021, 10:53) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
    How many local cases now? Please tell.
  • TravelRestrictions (30/06/2021, 10:56) Like (12) Dislike (8) Reply
    Vaccination reduces the symptom however doesn't eliminate the chances of getting the virus and doesn't stop the spread. What concerns me is the reduce symptoms means a sick person may assume they have a common cold which increases the chance of spreading more so than if the hadnt taken the vaccine.

    So this idea of the vaccine as a means by which people can freely travel is non-sense if it doesn't stop the spread. Test people and let us get back to some form of normal life, but the limit travel/quarantine doesn't make sense.
  • Low Risk (30/06/2021, 13:00) Like (14) Dislike (10) Reply
    The only people at risk are those not vaccinated. I say keep everything open and let the nonbelievers get sick, or not...
  • The Script (30/06/2021, 13:01) Like (6) Dislike (5) Reply
    July 15th - August 1st. Find a way to put them back into cages by any means necessary
  • COVID-19 (30/06/2021, 13:09) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    I now realizing how many medical practitioners residing in this country its mind blowing so many expert bloggers in the field of COVID 19 one will think this virus revolved in this territory

    what i love about this little rock each and everyone have his/her right of opinion

  • Well (30/06/2021, 14:36) Like (18) Dislike (6) Reply
    I think the virus is being spread more by those who are vaccinated since they are not free of transmitting it to others.
    once again why take it if you can still spread and catch it?
    we are not lab rats
    • Word to the Wise (30/06/2021, 16:40) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
      What needs to be done is to remind the vaccinated persons that they can still get and transmit the virus so they should still adhere to the protocols. A set of professionals walking around here with their noses in the air and no mask on and up and down traveling and all over the place. Book sense alone!
  • wow (30/06/2021, 14:38) Like (26) Dislike (8) Reply
    You folks are ridiculous. REFRAIN from pushing this "take the vaccine" & "get vacinated" agenda because the one they are sending to us was BANNED in SEVERAL COUNTRIES. Read it again. BANNED IN SERVERAL COUNTRIES. Okay.

    Why should we inject a foreign substance which was banned in many countries because of the harsh side effects it was having on the persons who took it? Explain

    Read up on the facts before yall try to force this agenda on folks. Thank you
  • Sick leave (30/06/2021, 15:08) Like (3) Dislike (6) Reply
    if you dont get vaccinated you should you get sick pay? You wouldn't walk out in front of a car but you happy not to be vaccinated.
  • ausar (30/06/2021, 17:33) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Folks here are using the "worrywine" bush to get rid of this!

    Go out and get yous today! If unsure about what it is, speak to your elders..

    Good Luck!
  • take care (30/06/2021, 17:44) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    This individual who tested positive for COVID 19 was at AMPS Gaduation ceremony.

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