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Some 120 medical staff now sick with COVID- Hon Malone

- Assures that 7th District's Rosalind Penn Health Centre will re-open next Monday
The Rosalind Penn Health Centre, which has reportedly been closed for months, will be reopened on January 17, 2022. Photo: Facebook/File
Health Minister, Hon Carvin Malone (AL) has indicated that some 120 Healthcare staff are now infected with COVID-19, as the impacts of the virus continue to be felt across the Public Health sector. Photo: GIS/Facebook
Health Minister, Hon Carvin Malone (AL) has indicated that some 120 Healthcare staff are now infected with COVID-19, as the impacts of the virus continue to be felt across the Public Health sector. Photo: GIS/Facebook
LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI - Health Minister Hon Carvin Malone (AL) has indicated that some 120 healthcare staff are now infected with COVID-19, as the impacts of the virus continue to be felt across the public health sector.

Honourable Malone provided the update when asked about the situation with the 7th District's Rosalind Penn Health Centre, which has reportedly been closed for months.

Speaking to Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) on January 11, 2022, Hon Malone hinted that the recent spike in COVID-19 infections continues to affect healthcare workers and as such, may have impacted the staff of the health centre.

Hon Malone said the facility will; however, re-open on Monday, January 17, 2022.

Days ago on January 7, 2022, 109 healthcare workers had been infected and that figure has risen to 120, with the staff of the local contract tracing department also impacted.

Meanwhile, inquires to Seventh District Representative and Deputy Premier and Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture Hon Natalio D. Wheatley went unanswered.

The Rosalind Penn Health Centre was officially re-opened on Thursday, August 1, 2019, under the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Administration, following the completion of work on the building that was damaged by the hurricanes of 2017.

24 Responses to “Some 120 medical staff now sick with COVID- Hon Malone ”

  • home and stressed out (12/01/2022, 11:39) Like (10) Dislike (6) Reply
    The workers are overwhelmed. They’re going round and round; Doing the same thing over and over. They’re doing the same thing because people rather listen to the medical exporters of people like C***y J***s who’s been irresponsible with her statement and platform and the info and encouragement from T**a R**io ain’t been helpful. The team have witnessed both the same vaccinated and unvaccinated person 2/3 times. it’s overwhelming. The employees on humans and it’s just selfish some people are just for themselves.
  • Crs (12/01/2022, 11:48) Like (15) Dislike (5) Reply
    Well quit testing and most everyone won’t even know they are sick.
    • Awake (12/01/2022, 16:13) Like (9) Dislike (4) Reply
      The PCR was never meant to be used for diagnosis. Regardless, if you don't have symptoms you aren't sick and you're not spending Corona nor a cold or flu or any other believed illness. QUIT TESTING PEOPLE THAT DONT HAVE SYMPTOMS!
  • Crazy stupidness and foolishness (12/01/2022, 12:02) Like (17) Dislike (15) Reply
    120 of them refused the vaccine!
    • @crazy stupidness and foolishness (12/01/2022, 17:15) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
      Ya damn lie because I personally know some of them and know that they ARE VACCINATED. RUN TELL THAT!!!!!!
  • Wow. ??? This is very sad. (12/01/2022, 12:10) Like (22) Dislike (3) Reply
    It is what it is. But lots of people are questioning the honesty and legitimacy of the test results and that should not be ignored. Is it the Flu and or sinus Mucus in the nostril that triggering those positive results, Is the system rigged..... ? ? ?s. In any case this is very sad because all these medical workers have families, these medical workers are working under much duress and stresses. They need better salary...
    • To WOW (12/01/2022, 17:07) Like (4) Dislike (3) Reply
      What’s “very sad” is that you think “mucous in the nostril” would cause a positive Covid test. And that this is a @rigged system”. The presence of the Covid 19 corona virus is what’s triggering the positive Covid test.
  • Clinics (12/01/2022, 12:17) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
    They contract this outside not at the clinics
  • hmmm (12/01/2022, 12:19) Like (10) Dislike (15) Reply
    That's what happens when they put the virus in the vaccine to fight of the virus lol. Did you not think you would get the virus wow people are really ginea pigs. I know some girls ages 12-17 years old that hangs with Daughter and They do
    more research than the vaccinated people. They know the vaccine don't work or stop you from getting the virus because they looked it up and found out it's a common cold. I listen to them talk and it's too funny that the younger generation is not that stupid unlike the adults scared to die because of a common cold that they tricked you with and said it's a deadly virus because people won't look it up
    • crying out loud (12/01/2022, 12:51) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      Hmmm,

      You one funny guy/gal.
      • Where is God.. (12/01/2022, 13:26) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
        This wickedness is being done by man created by greedy men...This got so many people suffering. So many countries economy on the Brink...Yet Big Pharmaceutical recording record profits..WHO and some Doctors are benefiting big time they only pretending. They have no interest in this thing ending..
      • Island People. Govt dont care. (12/01/2022, 13:47) Like (6) Dislike (6) Reply
        The only people deserve xtra pay are our medical staff.. a good caring passionate loving government would have put all other extra payment for other dept on hold and gave our medical workers Double salary for December..Look what they going through.. BVI must be one or two of the countries in the caribbean that didnt give medical staff especially nurses double salary...its a shame. Or they just dont care..
        • Anddddd (12/01/2022, 21:24) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
          The salary that the BVI IS PAYING THEIR NURSES IS A NURSES AIDE SALARY.
    • @hmmm (12/01/2022, 13:21) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      Just reading what you tells me why you beleive these little girls.
      • hmmm (12/01/2022, 16:58) Like (1) Dislike (4) Reply
        Because their dead on right. The vaccinated and the unvaccinated are the same so no need for the vaccine. You can also do you homework the name Luciferase and the pattern number 060606. Sound familiar
  • Concerned (12/01/2022, 15:12) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    I'm willing to volunteer my time for a few hours each day to assist. but they won't want that.
  • Awake (12/01/2022, 16:19) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
    are they sick or did they simply test positive. A positive doesn’t mean sick. According to the inventor of the PCR test, it was never meant to be used for diagnosis. Regardless, if you don’t have symptoms you’re not sick and you’re not transmitting the coronavirus a cold, flu or anything else. Quit testing people if they don’t have symptoms!
  • The Nation (12/01/2022, 17:13) Like (5) Dislike (4) Reply
    And the majority of them vaccinated...this is now the pandemic of the vaccinated. Publish the stats BVIHSA.
    • in side doctor (12/01/2022, 21:14) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      @The Nation 47% are fully vaccinated with some having their booster shots and the remaining are unvaccinated.
  • Hmm (12/01/2022, 18:42) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    Stop testing and this so call pandemic will surely be over. The government does not want to let go all of this power they have. So they will keep testing to keep those rigged numbers up.
  • Lb (12/01/2022, 20:12) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply
    They are not sick! Stop the madness! They merely tested positive. None are sick.

    Let's not forget that the BVI threshold for being conducted prositive is lost than what the CDC recommended. So we are getting more unnecessary positive results.
  • Vaccines (12/01/2022, 21:29) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply
    Sir your vaccines or tests don’t work. Why are you even pushing them still is it for the love of money. Love your brothers and sisters Mr Malone. Repent repent it ain’t too late. I saw where someone took a booster this week and she’s scheduled to go back in June. Are you all really serious. Sit and look at the maths and logistics of what you’re trying to do. Forget science because Fauci got a good curse out today from a senator about his handling of the pandemic. He was told no one believes anything he says out of his mouth. And this is who you guys are following. Stop leading your people to the slaughter for personal gains. You have family
  • Hmm (13/01/2022, 11:06) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Wow, more stress on the already overwhelmed healthcare workers. Some type of incentives need to be put in place for those who are hard working and showing up under these circumstances. You can't tell me it's right for them on the floor to be working 12 hr shifts up to 5 times a week on a 8hr salary. This is downright wrong!! More strength to those who are still doing their best to provide service to the sick in these times.
  • musa (14/01/2022, 02:24) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Thank you opposition youth


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