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Persons ‘sick like a dog’ with COVID & refusing to stay home - Hon Malone

- says cases present in HM Prison & some care homes
Minister for Health and Social Development Hon Carvin Malone (AL) said persons continue to be sick and refuse to report their cases to the local public health department, opting rather to self-isolate. Photo: GIS/File
More than 20 prison officers and 16 inmates are said to be infected with COVID-19 at Her Majesty's Prison in Balsam Ghut. Photo: VINO/File
More than 20 prison officers and 16 inmates are said to be infected with COVID-19 at Her Majesty's Prison in Balsam Ghut. Photo: VINO/File
DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – With 47 deaths recorded for the Virgin Islands (VI) since the start of the pandemic, Health Minister Hon Carvin Malone (AL) has reminded that COVID-19 is real and persons ought to treat it as such.

“We moved from 37 deaths at the end of July to where we are today, 47 deaths. Mr Speaker, COVID-19 is real,” Hon Malone said during a presentation at the First Sitting of the Fourth Session of the Fourth House of Assembly at Save the Seed Energy Centre in Duff’s Bottom, Tortola on Tuesday, January 18, 2022.

The Minister said persons continue to be sick and refuse to report their cases to the local public health department, opting rather to self-isolate.

“Or worst yet,” Hon Malone added, “Persons are out in the community feeling sick like a dog but they don't want to stay home or have anyone to tell them to stay home,” he added.

As such, the Health Minister illustrated that there are real-world discrepancies with the number of reported cases and the actual figures on the ground in the territory.

“If persons were to really stay home, self-isolate then that would not be too bad… but you have persons who are reporting to work… because at the end of the day there are families to be fed, there are mouths to be fed,” he said.

Large gatherings discouraged 

According to the Minister, even with the situation in the territory, persons have taken it upon themselves to advertise one of the biggest ‘crowd gathering’ artists to come to the VI in February.

“And when you tell them that they can’t do it, they tell you that you are trying to stop livelihoods,” he said.

Meanwhile, Hon Malone said the Government continues to grapple with infections in the public sector.

“We have a situation that we are dealing with in the prison, 22-23 officers down, 16 inmates down and we have to deal with that,” he said in terms of managing the cases at the facility.

The Health Minister added that cases are also present in some care homes for the elderly, “we have to be mindful and careful that we provide healthy living spaces,” he added.

34 Responses to “Persons ‘sick like a dog’ with COVID & refusing to stay home - Hon Malone”

  • Hmmmmmmm (21/01/2022, 17:36) Like (27) Dislike (35) Reply
    What noise he making, like we tell the chimneys and the American doctor to juice up a virus to infect humans and release it, and now pretending to have a cure, that's not working. Go siddung champo.
    • The world will give up.. (21/01/2022, 20:23) Like (23) Dislike (4) Reply
      Soon the whole world would throwing the towel and give up fighting Covid and start accepting it living with it as the norm .Just too many economies all over the world are hurting..
    • @Hmmmmmmm (21/01/2022, 23:30) Like (24) Dislike (24) Reply
      What kind of F****ry are you talking about the American doctor juice up a virus to infect humans and release it. I have to ask can a person be so damn stupid? Do you have proof of this?
      • DEDE (22/01/2022, 08:58) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply

        The process Hmmmmm is talking about is known to many around the world as Gain of Function.
  • Smh (21/01/2022, 17:51) Like (23) Dislike (13) Reply
    He keep talking, talking with no solutions to the mess at the hospital. What a thing lord have mercy on Tortola.
    • @Truth (21/01/2022, 18:57) Like (10) Dislike (32) Reply
      The lord is not going to show any mercy on the BVI. You all are to evil and bad minded against each other.
      • um (22/01/2022, 10:45) Like (41) Dislike (3) Reply
        Show me a country without evil and bad mind. It’s all over. So take your stupid comment and go pray for the entire world.
      • tola (22/01/2022, 11:19) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
        @truth read your bible you seem very sad
  • Flu season (21/01/2022, 18:16) Like (15) Dislike (22) Reply
    Out about because I know how my body feels when I have the flu. I’m not dying got some sun exposure and I was good in two day. People have been working with the flu for decades it’s ntn new
  • Hmm (21/01/2022, 18:16) Like (29) Dislike (13) Reply
    Waiting on you to announce the same statements like Boris Johnson or is the money to sweet to let go ?
  • chupes (21/01/2022, 18:39) Like (36) Dislike (77) Reply
    Only the vaccinated sick like a dog. So what them suppose to do? All you preaching is take the jab take the jab. Them take the jab and end up sick with the Covid. How about preaching what are the treatments? Vaccine not working Ms!
    • speechless (25/01/2022, 10:35) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      The vaccinated are the ones who are mostly asymptomatic or experience very mild symptoms. You sound like an uneducated fool.
  • Ronald fauci (21/01/2022, 18:48) Like (23) Dislike (5) Reply
    Fauci jr already say just get quarterly booster and he say ignore cdc and do 10 days instead of 5 quarantine when that’s the science he been following now he doing he own science…pick and choose science
  • Joker (21/01/2022, 18:51) Like (19) Dislike (5) Reply
    He and his boss kept and encouraged partys at the end of the year and now he dont want large gatherings
  • good news (21/01/2022, 19:33) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    The number of cruise ships visiting the BVI is declining so less infected cruisers wandering around Tortola. Only 1 large ship every 2-3 days for the next 2 months according to PA website.
  • No Permits!!! (21/01/2022, 19:33) Like (19) Dislike (5) Reply
    Nobody can come to the BVI and perform without workpermits
    Right here it should stop. We all know how it spiked after Fish fete, Lobsterfest and Foxys. This is what’s taking the livelihood of the entire community
    I appeal to the 2 ministers in charge to make a wise decision
  • ztgtertdsfgdg (21/01/2022, 19:35) Like (1) Dislike (5) Reply

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  • 3 reason why.. (21/01/2022, 20:19) Like (11) Dislike (16) Reply
    1/ You have to work bills to pay family to feed employers not paying you to stay at home....2/ U recover faster when you are out and about active wearing your mask washing your hands staying your distance than been home breathing in the same air you breath out....3/ If you suspect you are sick, Change your mask every 4 to 6 hrs. Always have two clean mask with you, you don't want to be inhaling the bacteria you breath into your mask,. Wash your mask in hot water. Change your pillow case daily, We can be active and safe living a good life with Covid and recover if we do the right things...
  • resident (21/01/2022, 20:36) Like (23) Dislike (0) Reply
    Government had no plan in place to make people stay home so why would they
  • concern (21/01/2022, 20:52) Like (22) Dislike (3) Reply
    Not everyone died from COVID-19, what happened to the autopsy on these bodies.
  • Guest (21/01/2022, 21:49) Like (16) Dislike (1) Reply
    Well you can't fix stupid and COVID is showing the IQ of most of the BVI. They coughing, sneezing, running fever but the imbeciles still roling in the offices....
  • Solutions (21/01/2022, 23:18) Like (22) Dislike (0) Reply
    Stay in your corner follow the protocols and then we would not have a mess at the hospital to clean up. Do your part and try to stay healthy. Every where in the world there are issues the BVI is no different.
    We can type all kind of things but the truth the man speaking facts these are real issues and challenges. They can only try, everything would not be perfect but they are trying their best. Seems like what they are doing is not good enough these are trying times.
    We must all try our best to stay safe and healthy.
    • @Solutions (22/01/2022, 10:28) Like (3) Dislike (12) Reply
      I will agree with you 20,000%. We may not always agree with Malone but he is speaking facts. Not to ruffle anyone feathers, most of the negative comments is coming from non BvIslanders that is living here. True BVI MEN AND WOMEN FROM THE SOIL DO NOT, I REPEAT DO NOT GET DOWN OR ACT LIKE THAT. YOU CANNOT COME INTO ANOTHER MAN’S COUNTRY AND WANT TO ACT IN THE MANNER THAT YOU ARE ACTING AND WANT TO THINK THAT YOU CAN TAKE OVER AND DO AS YOU PLEASE. AND YOU ALL KNOW EXACTLY WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT AND WHO I AM TALKING ABOUT. WE USE TO LIVE IN PEACE AND HARMONY UNTILL THE INVADERS STARTED COMING. Who want to get mad and throw back then feel free to throw back. I am speaking TRUTH.
    • @Solutions (22/01/2022, 12:14) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
      Facts, everywhere in the world there are issues. I think people here in the BVI have to stop their ways of thinking the BVI is living in this protective bubble and is immune from any and everything.
  • money talks and..... (21/01/2022, 23:32) Like (14) Dislike (16) Reply
    stay home you say, who paying the end of month bills?
  • OUR CONTRY (22/01/2022, 06:27) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    was leveling off with the covid , and these self proclaimed aristocracts decided to create a spike in retaliation for the COI , ( which they begged for )
  • Well (22/01/2022, 07:43) Like (11) Dislike (2) Reply
    40 million spent from SS for Covid but the average person never got more than a couple of bags of groceries to share with their household. Many people lost most or all of their income for 22 months or longer owing to government shutting down the country. Now people have no choice ut to work sick if they can.
    • @Well (22/01/2022, 12:06) Like (1) Dislike (7) Reply
      So you opt to go to work sick and keel over drop dead.The bills is going to be still left standing. No matter how bad the situation there is always a solution. Yes, some people lost their income but they still made it through right?
  • PT09 (22/01/2022, 08:32) Like (1) Dislike (9) Reply
    @Hmmmmmmm, It's because stupid people like you Covid will be around for a long time.
  • It would help (22/01/2022, 11:00) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply

    If some of you would exercise basic common sense and stop being so damn ignorant at all times. If you are sick from COVID, stay your A***S AT HOME AND STOP GOING TO WORK INFECTING YOUR CO WORKERS AND OTHERS THAT YOU COME IN CONTACT WITH. OK, SOME PEOPLE DON’T HAVE ANY SYMPTOMS AND THEY DON’T KNOW BUT IF YOU KNOW YOU HAVE COVID WHY WOULD YOU SIT BACK, KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT AND PUT OTHERS IN DANGER OR RISK? THEN YOU ARE WORST THAN A KILLER. To the ones that have any type of common sense and care about yourself, continue to follow protocols. Wear a mask, social distance, stay 6 feet apart, continue keep your hands clean. If you see anyone approaching you maskless, RUN

  • @It would help (22/01/2022, 15:44) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Life is so funny when you look at it. It used to be that if you saw someone approaching you with a mask you would run now you would run if they approach you mask less. Is this mind control or what.
    • Karen (22/01/2022, 18:51) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      If you go around treating human beings like dangerous disease bags don’t be surprised when you have no friends left.
  • Paranoia1 (22/01/2022, 18:34) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    Why are our Social Commentaries not being Addressed to the Correct Protagonist..???
    Who are actually not Living on the Planet...

    This is an Global Situation and is actually Being Monitored..
    By Who

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