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'Self-isolate if you have COVID-19'- Dr Ronald E. Georges

Dr Ronald E. Georges said while COVID-19 is no longer a global health emergency and infection rates, hospitalisation and deaths are at the lowest levels in two years, persons are still advised to self-isolate if infected. Photo: Getty Images/File
 Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronald E. Georges is advising persons to self-isolate if they have tested positive for the COVID-19 disease. Photo: GIS/File
Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronald E. Georges is advising persons to self-isolate if they have tested positive for the COVID-19 disease. Photo: GIS/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronald E. Georges is advising persons to self-isolate if they have tested positive for the COVID-19 disease.

Dr Georges said while the disease is no longer a global health emergency and infection rates, hospitalisation and deaths are at the lowest levels in two years, persons are still advised to self-isolate.

‘Exposure risk will vary based on multiple factors’- Dr Georges

The CMO in a Government Information Service (GIS) press release today, July 11, 2023, stated, “COVID-19 continues to be present albeit at much lower levels than previously.  Exposure risk will vary based on multiple factors and most persons who test positive with the disease continue to have mild disease.”

According to Dr Georges, factors that increase the risk of severe disease are persons 50 years and older, those with immunocompromised or weakened immune systems and individuals with underlying health conditions, especially diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease.

Persons who are concerned or have symptoms of the disease should conduct a home test or visit a healthcare provider who can carry out a COVID-19 rapid test. 

“Those who have tested positive for COVID-19 should see their physician or general practitioner to obtain the necessary sick leave certificate to facilitate home self-isolation,” Dr Georges advised. He added, “Individuals who test positive should also take the necessary precautions to protect others in their household and refrain from contact with persons outside their household until symptoms have cleared.”

Who are at high risk?

Elderly persons with chronic disease or those in care homes are at high risk of severe COVID-19 symptoms or complications and should consider wearing a properly fitted mask and getting vaccinated against the disease.

COVID-19 vaccinations are available through the BVI Health Services Authority by calling the Road Town Clinic at telephone number 284-852-6566.

The community is encouraged to wash hands frequently and properly cover coughs and sneezes to reduce the risk of infection and transmission.

7,305 confirmed cases, 64 deaths

The Government of the Virgin Islands has seemingly stopped providing regular COVID-19 updates; however, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), the [British] Virgin Islands has had 7,305 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 64 deaths, between January 3, 2020, to July 5, 2023.

According to WHO, as of 2 June 2023, a total of 41,453 vaccine doses have been administered in the VI.

17 Responses to “'Self-isolate if you have COVID-19'- Dr Ronald E. Georges”

  • good (11/07/2023, 15:47) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
  • jah (11/07/2023, 15:48) Like (37) Dislike (23) Reply
    This dude in his rightful mind?he still dreaming?the vaccine is what kills people,covid was just a flu,if he want to follow the world health organization he should go,because bvi heath services sucks,only draining people money.
    • Hey Jah (12/07/2023, 07:27) Like (7) Dislike (14) Reply
      What evidence do you have to support your assertions about vaccines killing people?
      • jah (12/07/2023, 13:55) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
        Let me introduce you to a video from the government in America that former governor released it.
    • Conspiracy man (12/07/2023, 09:15) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
      The amount of money these lodgemen getting to spit rubbish meson
    • @jah (12/07/2023, 09:22) Like (6) Dislike (7) Reply
      @jah...Jus a few questions....which one came first was it covid or the vaccine? And wah bout all the pple da die before the the vaccine came into play...was it the vaccine killed dem as well?
  • c (11/07/2023, 17:44) Like (10) Dislike (2) Reply
    How many common colds?
  • Scst (11/07/2023, 17:50) Like (6) Dislike (8) Reply
    Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

    Most people infected with the virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. However, some will become seriously ill and require medical attention. Older people and those with underlying medical conditions like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, or cancer are more likely to develop serious illness. Anyone can get sick with COVID-19 and become seriously ill or die at any age.

    The best way to prevent and slow down transmission is to be well informed about the disease and how the virus spreads. Protect yourself and others from infection by staying at least 1 metre apart from others, wearing a properly fitted mask, and washing your hands or using an alcohol-based rub frequently. Get vaccinated when it’s your turn and follow local guidance.

    The virus can spread from an infected person’s mouth or nose in small liquid particles when they cough, sneeze, speak, sing or breathe. These particles range from larger respiratory droplets to smaller aerosols. It is important to practice respiratory etiquette, for example by coughing into a flexed elbow, and to stay home and self-isolate until you recover if you feel unwell.
  • Stupes (11/07/2023, 18:31) Like (3) Dislike (9) Reply
    Omg run get vaxx
    • @strups (12/07/2023, 09:06) Like (2) Dislike (7) Reply
      I did and it saves me, yes it's true I don't just have heart disease but also thyroid disease and in remission for cancer.
  • ras (11/07/2023, 19:43) Like (17) Dislike (3) Reply
    You start up ah gen ? Rite now I mad I ever take that crop you start up ah gen
  • chupes (11/07/2023, 19:47) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    He come back with this covid crap again? Where is Dr Fauci? Find him 1st then we can talk about covid
  • Really (12/07/2023, 04:20) Like (11) Dislike (2) Reply
    I would love to know how much money this sellout was paid to deceive us. The death rate is at an All high just go to the funeral homes with an s which proves by itself that the death rates are very high. All those ambulances with a s does be on the road 24 hours a day. I know those ambulances doesn't be parked like they used to before the Mark of the beast mRNA COVID 19 biotech weapon vaccine. Why this Mr, George's does tell you what mRNA means because it's technology so why is that in your body...of course it's the chip in you. I can't wait till the sheep get up on day wake up to know that they was tricked. Think about it why is cashless society coming at the same time with the vaccine. I will tell you,you have to get the vaccine to worship the beast system, because without the mRNA COVID and vaccine you can buy,sell,or trade. ALL vaccine are now the new technology which is mRNA/RNA that means gene editing, and nanotechnology using mini robots as a liquid chip. Look up crispr technology and you can get some knowledge, because you all only know how to comment dumb words, and press the dislikes button but not once would you go and research the information. I am sure you don't even go on the world economy forum or the world health organisation website and see what they post up about depopulate and AI. Poor dummies, do you see the robots getting pushed in us? Did you here prime Minister of Jamaica which is under g7 said that AI will be taking over the teachers position because they are low staff wow all by design. They don't pay you and you will quit on your own wow wake up. He also said that the digital system will be full in Jamaica and he will help the old people learn how to use it. He talking crap because you will only need your body with that liquid chip running through your blood. I might sound crazy but the devil have to show us what he's doing and I see it All in movies,and tv shows so stop acting like you don't see the signs of wonders. I NEVER been wrong about what I say. AI is taking over the world because of All the vaccinated people with that technology in their blood. Many people Only got that vaccine to eat,travel, party,work , school and numerous other things so you didn't think about that being the Mark. Stay sleep because I don't sleep on knowledge
  • 6feet Deep (12/07/2023, 07:06) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
    Lawd they try kill the rest of we
  • Sudden deaths (12/07/2023, 09:02) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Worldwide I was just looking at cbn news
    Young young ppl dropping down athletes everybody
    Stroke guillian barre heart attack heart inflammation
    Rare cancers rare blood disorders
    Kidney failures women bleeding
    The list goes on

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