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Wearing of masks to become law ‘very soon’- Premier Fahie

- said Territory must be able to adapt to living with COVID-19 until vaccine is found
May 1st, 2020 | Tags: masks law Andrew A. Fahie samples COVID-19
Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), 2nd from left, speaking after the simulation exercise for the proposed re-routing of traffic in Road Town, Tortola, today, Friday, May 1, 2020. Left is Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities, Hon Kye M. Rymer (R5). Photo: Facebook
Nine samples recently sent to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) in Trinidad and Tobago for testing for the Novel Coronavirus have all returned negative. Photo: Internet Source
Nine samples recently sent to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) in Trinidad and Tobago for testing for the Novel Coronavirus have all returned negative. Photo: Internet Source
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The wearing of a mask in this COVID-19 era will be more than a ‘new regular’ in the Virgin Islands- it will be required by law.

This is according to Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), speaking after the simulation exercise for the proposed re-routing of traffic in Road Town, Tortola, today, Friday, May 1, 2020.

According to the Premier, the COVID-19 pandemic presents a trying time for the Territory and “we have to understand there are certain things that have to be done in order for our economy, in order for our traffic to flow.”

He said some of those areas involve doing new things, “new things with the social distancing that will allows us to be able to live with COVID-19 until a vaccine is found, the six feet distancing, the wearing of a mask, which will become law very soon, the washing of the hands.

“But also we have to continue the running of the country.”

Latest samples sent to CARPHA return negative

Meanwhile, Premier Fahie disclosed that the latest samples sent to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) for testing for the Novel Coronavirus have all returned negative.

“First of all I want to say it is good news today that the Minister of Health has stated clearly that the last nine tests that went off to CARPHA for testing for COVID-19 has come back negative,” Hon Fahie said in his opening remarks.

He said 129 tests have now been done in the Virgin Islands.

Health Minister Hon Carvin Malone (AL) has previously said testing for the virus that causes COVID-19 will be “ramped up significantly.”

“It is through extensive testing that we will be able to detect and contain any remaining cases of COVID-19, thereby minimising the risk of transmission in the Territory,” Hon Malone said on April 29, 2020.

The Virgin Islands has had 6 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 3 full recoveries and 1 death.

112 Responses to “Wearing of masks to become law ‘very soon’- Premier Fahie”

  • wowww (01/05/2020, 17:47) Like (141) Dislike (6) Reply
    The new regular them say Illuminati
    • @ wowww (01/05/2020, 20:07) Like (8) Dislike (47) Reply
      Illuminati?? Nonsense...
    • Guest (01/05/2020, 21:06) Like (5) Dislike (55) Reply
      Here comes the next conspiracy jack @$$. That one took a while. Lord don’t let the pastor hear that he will run with that to ROTFLMAO
    • Leaks (01/05/2020, 21:22) Like (65) Dislike (0) Reply
      I'm glad to see everyone is awake and see where this is heading. It sure will have resistance because he and I don't care what law they put will make me take any vaccine.
      • @Leaks (01/05/2020, 21:29) Like (19) Dislike (0) Reply
        Same you going got to kill me before you make me put something in my body that I don’t agree with ! Rather live like a man than die like a sheep
      • eyes (01/05/2020, 21:31) Like (4) Dislike (6) Reply
        The bar pariquita bay that's open with a set of guys in the back and side drinking not one practicing social distancing some of these people don't have any respect for what the government doing.
        • snitch (02/05/2020, 09:41) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
          Snitches get .......
        • zagred smith (02/05/2020, 19:59) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
          I hope you ain't a guy because no real man snitches the way you did just now
          • JVD PETERPAN (08/05/2020, 12:29) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
            Listen you...Our Governor and Chief of police say "If you see something, say something" Not, "If you see something, walk away." Seriously??? You need to re-check yo self!
      • @Leaks (02/05/2020, 00:35) Like (86) Dislike (1) Reply
        My family and I also Will not take it.
        And we are awake also...
      • Eyes on them (02/05/2020, 07:56) Like (45) Dislike (0) Reply
        I’m with u their is no law that no government can make to force anything on us that will be a violation of our constitution rites we all born with freedom of choice. Law suits should be piling up for this government if they make this law.
        • @Eyes on them (02/05/2020, 10:25) Like (18) Dislike (0) Reply
          I definitely going be hitting them with a lawsuit just wait on it, cause I have sinus and wearing a mask most of the day is difficult for me to do
    • @WOWWW (02/05/2020, 00:39) Like (17) Dislike (2) Reply
      Even the Chinese are in the streets yelling “Its all fake”
    • Reality check (02/05/2020, 13:01) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      Carefully consider what they want you to believe. Notice the difference between these two articles?

      Elon musk wipes telsa value in a rally call to wake up the world from this BS.

      Elon musk wipes tesla value because *headache*. And "he said his girlfriend was mad at him"

      "Rage, rage against the dying of the light of consciousness." - Elon Musk

      Rage when the situation is so sad... Maybe tomorrow.
  • Breath (01/05/2020, 17:48) Like (12) Dislike (30) Reply

    Them  don’t listen make it a law yes premier

  • Agree (01/05/2020, 17:52) Like (27) Dislike (37) Reply
    If we want to be out and we the people don’t want to contract this virus we need to wear mask this virus ain’t going nowhere next week or next month as we see the US & UK cases are rising as well as the death rate. Do what’s necessary to protect us all.
    • @Agree (01/05/2020, 19:41) Like (10) Dislike (18) Reply
      They are talking about a new strain of the virus will hit in Fall. People have to get use to wearing a mask because this virus can be around for the next couple of months.
  • Awesome (01/05/2020, 17:53) Like (31) Dislike (31) Reply
    Great leadership to the premier and his team
  • st thomas (01/05/2020, 17:55) Like (40) Dislike (21) Reply
    Damn we need to follow tortola foot steps great job to the BVI government
  • Stoutt (01/05/2020, 17:57) Like (25) Dislike (16) Reply

    So true them don’t abide by the rules at all I bet they going to complain about this now like everything else the government doing to protect us as I will say and say if you don’t like the measures in place when the borders reopen you can leave simple

    • home (01/05/2020, 19:29) Like (5) Dislike (39) Reply
      So only down island people would complain right... set a bigoted people
      • Sid (02/05/2020, 00:02) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
        Man hush up. Anyone can leave.
      • @HOME (02/05/2020, 01:21) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
        You are just as bad as the person you are replying to. One person made a stupid comment and you of course answer with hate, "set a bigoted people". When does one person and one comment become a set of people? Sometimes these commenters that are silly with their words and thinking may have a point.
    • clown (02/05/2020, 08:01) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
      I glad you local people ugly bad. Sweet my heart ugly featurs inbreading.
  • To Stoutt (01/05/2020, 17:58) Like (26) Dislike (9) Reply
    Well I guess you ain’t hear the govt plan when the borders reopen them sending out a lot of them who unemployed.
    • eyes (01/05/2020, 21:28) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
      Good move it make sense to have people in the territory that's not working and becoming a burden to the territory. The best place is home.
  • VI lander (01/05/2020, 18:01) Like (30) Dislike (2) Reply
    Well is the best thing for them to go then to starve them selves. Don’t have nothing against them from down the island but if you have no job why are you staying along for? Especially when you know you have house and family back home
  • NICK (01/05/2020, 18:05) Like (20) Dislike (30) Reply
    Hon Premier. This should take immediate effect. Since we cannot see this virus, let us cover up. I am impressed with the example you and team are setting. However the old Proverbs is still true " an ounce of prevention is better than a whole pound of cure". Be safe all.
  • hi (01/05/2020, 18:07) Like (5) Dislike (67) Reply
    leave the illuminati out of it. It is the political organization dispensing the directives
    • We in Trouble.. (01/05/2020, 18:48) Like (13) Dislike (2) Reply
      Please let us wear our masks.. we do not need anyone to dictate, to command or to make law for us to do so... Our health is our respinsibility...
    • Lily Ann (02/05/2020, 08:35) Like (13) Dislike (3) Reply
      AKA the Illuminati....duhhhh
  • Clear it up (01/05/2020, 18:12) Like (36) Dislike (2) Reply
    I born here ,mother from USVI , father born here. Clearing the air I like my Caribbean brothers and sisters they help us they work for us and pay taxes However some of them attitude and behaviors are not pleasant they come here and disrespect the rules and commit crimes . Some on the other hand are great and hard working people. Some bad and some good just like every country in the world
    • Online Now (02/05/2020, 08:48) Like (27) Dislike (0) Reply
      Try taking people for who they are. Not where they came from or were born or where their ancestors were born or what colour their skin or hair is.
      Lose you’re superiority complex and you’re life may have more meaning and accomplishment.
  • Bane (01/05/2020, 18:12) Like (19) Dislike (6) Reply
    It is sad to see many people are capitalizing on this virus....many are rushing to make masks with fancy designs, but most of them don't have filters. Fancy designs will not prevent the virus....
    • click (01/05/2020, 18:32) Like (19) Dislike (7) Reply
      The mask is not to stop you from getting COV19, rather it is to stop you from infection the other person.
    • Fran (01/05/2020, 18:42) Like (12) Dislike (7) Reply
      @ Bane, nonsense. The thin blue masks the pharmacies and hospital works are wearing don't have filters. They are tissue thin. At least the home made ones are thicker, giving better protection. It made my own 2 layers thick, so they are better than the blue ones. Be fair, everyone is trying to keep us safe, and if they make a little money doing it, so be it.
      • To Fran (01/05/2020, 20:40) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
        You got to be one of them that selling those masks lol....ok dawg, make your coins LOL
      • @ Fran (01/05/2020, 21:53) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
        A surgical mask is correctly worn only one way.

        The blue side is liquid repellant to keep fluids from leaking through into your nasal cavity. It is worn on the outside. If it’s a standard 3 ply mask both outer and inner layers do not filter any bacteria.

        The filtration is done by the center layer.* The white side is designed to absorb exhaled fluids that would otherwise collect on the mask and decrease its effectiveness and to increase comfort. Infection control is designed to protect the patient and the wearer.

        Additionally, there are different kinds of masks: tie on masks where the wearer ties the bottom tie first with the mask positioned under the chin and brought up over the nose and tied behind the head, the duckbill which is tied the same way but comes to a "bill" avoiding direct contact with the mask, cone masks which are pre-pressed filtration cones with a liquid resistant layer on the outside, and the high-filtration mask worn around patients who might have pulmonary TB or some other micro-microbial airborne spores. There are also specially designed masks for people with beards and hoods that are part of a high-level particulate filtration system like a hazmat suit.

        All masks include instructions and clinical educators train healthcare practioners on the correct use of those masks used in their clinical area.

        Former clinical educator, Associate Director of Nursing and contributor to JCAHO and AORN standards.
      • Guest (01/05/2020, 22:29) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
        Safe my behind everybody trying to turn this situation into there personal gain.
    • @ Bane (01/05/2020, 19:52) Like (3) Dislike (7) Reply
      It is not about the filters, it is about keeping your mouth and nose covered. I made a few mask with different designs to coordinate with what I wear. Wearing a mask is the new fashion statement. I see many people wearing some nice mask.
      • BuzzBvi (01/05/2020, 22:27) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        Scooter rideres used to wear mask and no helmet. how are theey to rebel now. No mask and a helmet?
    • Norris Turnbull (02/05/2020, 00:05) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      No mask will prevent the virus. The experts say suh.
  • Observer (01/05/2020, 18:16) Like (26) Dislike (4) Reply
    Tortola and st Thomas people really is family because the same thing here the same thing st Thomas with this not liking island people behavior. This is sad and not cool
    • enough (01/05/2020, 18:34) Like (35) Dislike (3) Reply
      Tired of this.. This all the government can talk about. We have hurricane season around the corner we not hearing nothing...We not hearing about a recovery and or marketing plan....This fear has now consume our leaders...
      • @enough (01/05/2020, 19:02) Like (28) Dislike (4) Reply
        Your leaders paint an illusion, they are puppets like most of the governments around the world
    • cross (01/05/2020, 19:21) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
      St. Thomas people are make up of Tortola people so we have the Same attitude.
    • A (01/05/2020, 19:34) Like (3) Dislike (4) Reply
      So true I am with you 100 percent
    • @observer (01/05/2020, 21:17) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
      It is time to stop the nonsense already. Tortola and St. Thomas has and will always have a good relationship. Not everyone in St. Thomas and Tortola condone the bad behavior towards persons from other Caribbean Countries. When we bleed, we all bleed the same color blood. There are good and bad in every race. I don’t like when anyone get single out because they are from somewhere else. Honestly, this nonsense has to stop.
    • guy hill (02/05/2020, 23:07) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      That culture between so called island people and so called locals here n there has been around all my life. Dont know if it will ever change.
  • facts (01/05/2020, 18:19) Like (23) Dislike (1) Reply
    I never thought the bvi would be going through something like the rest of the world but hey that proves that we are not different from the rest and the down islands countries y’all talk so bad about. We are all in the same boat and need to come together as one
  • Sad... (01/05/2020, 18:28) Like (72) Dislike (4) Reply
    This is not an optimistic statement....We should be thinking of how to get out of the mask, not be force to wear it...Wht percent is 4 out of 30,000 ? We have 30 thousand plus people with 4 positive... That four will soon recover.. keep that 4 in isolation until they recover and allow the other 30.000 plus to live their lives...
    • @sad (01/05/2020, 18:47) Like (38) Dislike (7) Reply
      We being set up, it’s a global agenda your premier don’t have much say, he is just the voice
    • @sad (01/05/2020, 18:52) Like (20) Dislike (14) Reply
      Do you know that within that 30,000 there are likely to be persons who are asymptomatic and persons who are showing signs or are actually ill.
      How many of those30,000 have been tested?
      The only way to know is to have each person tested. This is not currently doable.
      • @@sad (02/05/2020, 21:53) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
        You realize that was the reason we been inside for 28+ days and now going on 14+ days of this new regular?

        If anyone was asymptomatic before it would have shown itself by now. Why should mask be mandatory after all this with no new carriers?
  • YES PREMIER (01/05/2020, 18:28) Like (26) Dislike (11) Reply
    By Virgin queens by rite way the bunch of island people gathered there laughing and talking not practicing social distancing not wearing mask this do need to come into effect premier. And those who disrespect charge a fee.
    • Peaches (01/05/2020, 18:49) Like (18) Dislike (4) Reply
      Them up by Fine Food too. Riteway has no class. They allow all kinds of gatherings in front of Fine Food long before this virus, and sadly they are still allowing it.
    • @ YES PREMIER (01/05/2020, 18:56) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      All talk. No enforcement
      That is the (B) VI.
      • The Librarian (04/05/2020, 02:50) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        Officer Walters used to enforce the law but not even bvislanders appreciated .
    • Big Slick Willie (02/05/2020, 08:58) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Yeah. I guess these clowns love being locked down.
  • Smith (01/05/2020, 18:34) Like (5) Dislike (5) Reply

    Look what the premier had to do now because them people not wearing and complying with the rules smh

  • HMMM (01/05/2020, 18:46) Like (3) Dislike (7) Reply
    Everything from locals is island people this and that can’t stand Tortola miserable people
  • killer (01/05/2020, 18:47) Like (10) Dislike (3) Reply
    Come on man you going kill we
  • @ Strupes (01/05/2020, 18:48) Like (18) Dislike (5) Reply
    But you here among the same miserable locals. Leave the bvi we don’t need you here you need us and the same locals to hire you a job
  • please (01/05/2020, 18:52) Like (25) Dislike (4) Reply
    We not realizing this virus is community spread we need to do everything to protect ourselves and family
    • At please.. Sorry for u (02/05/2020, 11:00) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      How many community spred cases u kno? Sorry for u.... Wise up
  • guy hill (01/05/2020, 19:20) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    VI old people when I was a teen would say "put on yuh kiss ma ass mask".
  • Medical history (01/05/2020, 19:25) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
    What about others that are independent
    And have medical issues asthma, phobia, heart disease and others
    Ok continue, just order some back up freezers
  • o (01/05/2020, 19:26) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
  • Third Eye (01/05/2020, 19:49) Like (27) Dislike (1) Reply
    Lol really!, so your telling me wearing a mask is more important than strengthening your immune system? Wearing a mask is a short term solution, if your infected and wear a mask u can still spread this disease, lol especially to those with bandanas, what they need to be doing is encouraging better diets, meals and promote healthy eating, 1% percent of the population is currently infected! Why the panic? Is there something else more to this? I’m seeing way more homemade useless masks than anything else, I hope the government planning on providing 30,000 plus masks that actually work, otherwise this is waste of time....
    • @third eye (01/05/2020, 19:57) Like (6) Dislike (7) Reply
      Stop being petty. Everyone knows it calls for more than just wearing a mask. The government have been saying so from the inception. But every little bit counts.
      • No relevance! (01/05/2020, 20:11) Like (10) Dislike (2) Reply
        if China and more infected and now recovering places aint make a law, is 20plus square miles... lol ok! The masses really the as.........
        • @No relevance (01/05/2020, 21:48) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
          People hate to admit that their views are wrong so they ain’t gonna see the bigger picture, we live on a farm of sheep
    • @Third eye 2 (01/05/2020, 20:17) Like (5) Dislike (4) Reply
      Are you blind to what's happening around the world? If infected, with the mask you won't be spreading the disease to the others once the other is wearing a's a good initiative!
  • I will say (01/05/2020, 20:06) Like (4) Dislike (5) Reply
    I am going to do everything to protect my family. If you are not wearing a mask, you will be shunned like you have the plague. My sister who lives in the States was telling me the State that she lives in, you can go out but you have to wear a mask to go into any business or you will get turned away, or receive a $500.00 fine. The Governor require this rather than putting them on 24 hour lock down. So far she said everyone has been complying.
  • Wide awake (01/05/2020, 20:29) Like (19) Dislike (1) Reply
    If you can make masks mandatory, hmmm then what is a vaccine? Wake up people!
  • T (01/05/2020, 20:53) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    Remember one ounce prevention is better than a whole pound of cure
  • F (01/05/2020, 20:59) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    My grandma all say pride those not feels pain my people let us do d right thing please stay safe
  • food (01/05/2020, 21:00) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    If the Corona don’t kill us the Food will I spend so much money on food for the lockdown and most of the food when I ready to use it spoil.
    Not only spoil I mean Stink especially the fruit vegetables and Meat I had to throw when I ready to cook. I spend over 300$ for food and now I am not rich and I had to throw away so much because of spoilage it hurts my heart.
    • @food (02/05/2020, 07:33) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Under these emergencies, it is always best to buy more nonperishable food or those that could be consumed over a short period of time. $300 worth of food? you are one of the lucky ones. Some people were not even able to afford half of that and ran out long before the easement.
    • Big Slick Willie (02/05/2020, 08:20) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Yep. AND some are clearly marking up prices. Really taking advantage of us.
    • @food (03/05/2020, 23:36) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      U should of shared with others but u refused now throw away ur rotted food
  • 2 Cent$ (01/05/2020, 21:10) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
    If they had make condoms mandatory then we wouldn’t have aids around today, lol that’s my two cents check the stats! Sheep!
  • Intel. Analysis (01/05/2020, 21:57) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
    Great job to the Premier and his Team. I may have said that a dozen times. The announcement of the approval of Cuban Doctors/Nurses who are scheduled to arrive in the territory and the purchased of other medical supplies which includes testing kits for CODVID 19 is no doubt a proactive move by the Government in the fight against this dangerous virus. As we know, there are six (6) known cases in the territory with one unfortunate death. Three (3) persons have recovered, and there are two(2) active cases I strongly agree with the wearing of a mask by all in public places. However, I am asking for my own sanity, Is this a sign of something more serious to come, something that is known and has not yet been revealed to us? It is really a frightening thought but I must believe the Premier and Team when they promised transparency in the matter.
  • LISTEN UP (01/05/2020, 22:02) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    It's one thing to wear a mask but PLEASE DO NOT reuse your DISPOSABLE mask the next day (THROW IT IN THE GARBAGE) and PLEASE WASH your CLOTH MASK to wear the next day. I am seeing a lot of dirty falling apart masks and PLEASE STOP HANGING them on your neck and head. The same germs are being carried right back to your nose and mouth.

    It is POINTLESS to wear a germ-filled masked each day.
  • Business Man 1 (01/05/2020, 22:46) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    Good suggestion health wise, but you also have to be more specific about what type of mask to be worn and take note that criminals will take advantage of this, Robbery will be on a high, make it mandatory NO HOODIES, NO BANDADA around face to be allowed period, persons head suppose to be visible, NO SUNGLASSES , NO HATS when entering businesses, there is no law for business owners to protect themselves from criminals and criminals will take advantage of this, look into the please Mr Premier, You have to protect the business owners as we can’t protect ourselves with no law on our side
  • ReX FeRal (02/05/2020, 00:08) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Enforcement might and will be a problem.
  • Take it Easy (02/05/2020, 02:33) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    Mf. Premier please assess this very carefully. What about the robbers who are going to capitalise on this wearing of masks. You can't even recognise your own family in mask nowadays. Wouldn't the thieves and robbers us this law to their advantage? people be careful what you ask for...
  • Eyes on them (02/05/2020, 03:06) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
    Sue the government anytime they make it law government donot have any power to focus anyone to wear a mask it’s in violation of their natural given rites and a mask is unsafe to wear It blocks the correct amount of oxygen that the brain needs when it on will cause u to faint or die government is involves in genocide.
  • Life is Very Funny (02/05/2020, 06:54) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    A few hours ago; had you walk into any bank with a mask on you would have been arrested NOW if U do not have a mask you can not enter the bank: I hope all of us understands where wearing mask in public places might lead: you have know a person for years but with that Mask on it is bit difficult to recognise them. No personal issue for me just concern
  • watch out (02/05/2020, 08:04) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    Honourable Premier please do your research instead of going that route. You don't want to be the cause of causing a sick nation by making it law to force this initiative on the very people who put you in office. Please be seen to be an understanding leader.....
    Take a read of this....
    Be careful
    Prolonged use of the mask produces hypoxia.

    Breathing over and over exhaled air turns into carbon dioxide, which is why we feel dizzy.

    This intoxicates the user and much more when he must move, carry out displacement actions.

    It causes discomfort, loss of reflexes and conscious thought.

    It generates great fatigue.

    In addition, oxygen deficiency causes glucose breakdown and endangered lactic acid rise.

    Some people drive their car with the mask on, that is very dangerous, because, the stale air can make the driver lose consciousness.

    It is recommended to use it only if you have someone in front or very close, and it is important to remember to lift it every 10 minutes to continue feeling healthy.

    It is counterproductive for people who serve the public for 8 hours, as they are intoxicating themselves without knowing it.

    All lives are important.! "
    That prevention does not lead you to another problem ... let's use the mask knowingly.

    Dr. Dennis A Castro B
    • Bruno (03/05/2020, 09:24) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      Dr. Dennis Castro,
      Thank you for sharing that knowledge! I personally was aware of the hypoxia ( lack of sufficient oxygen in the body's tissues) effects on ppl wearing masks for prolonged time. There are already plenty of such cases, in the US, when ppl fainted on the street or behind the steering wheel in their car. Wearing masks outdoors makes no sense. Maskes are to be used when interpersonal distance can not be maintained.
      I wonder who advises this government. Decisions based almost exclusively on fear and pure speculations. There will be so many short, medium and long-term negative effects, woldwide, of the decisions made these past weeks. Those effects will, by far surpass the deaths (artificially inflated numbers) associated with coronavirus.
      The "new regular" will not be only wearing masks (the least serious anyway) but perpetual fear, censorship and authoritarianism.
  • Eto (02/05/2020, 08:07) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Mask will be mandatory by law smh chupes sound so fkn schupid.
  • Big Slick Willie (02/05/2020, 08:19) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good exercise, but a law? That's a bit extreme. Speaking of extreme. Anybody else noticing the price gouging? Some of these stores are definitely taking advantage of the situation. I've bought the same products at the same stores a long time now. They are clearly inflated now. Sad. Stop taking advantage of us!
    • God Bless Trump. Please read.. (02/05/2020, 11:16) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      I ws never a Trump person... But this Virus turn me into a Trump person...His optimiam from the outset is impressive...If it wasnt for Trump we be under lock down until they find a vaccine, As a matter a fact they have a Vaccine funded by Bill gates where he will make trillions from it....tts a Conspiracy between Chona Bill Gates and WHO.. By the Eay WHO is a boll gates Company...Trump broke that conspiracy up, by calling them out.. Trump never wore a mask.. because Trump call them out they afraid to roll their vaccine out becuse that will validate Trump..Trump wont support them...Do u kno tht they have a vaccine they now using and do u kno that Trump gave them 3 hundred million for that development.. Thats the money and more Bill Gates and WHO wanted....Listen the news now their mouth changong now they are saying that WHO world health organization had an agenda...They are not honest and Credible... The polititians especilly caribbean leaders are buying what WHO is selling and using it for power and political advantage...God Bless Trump... If not, we will be in lock down and wont get out until we take their Vaccine.... Amen.. Thank u Trump
  • Don't Cover the Beauty (02/05/2020, 09:06) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
    Where the good Doctor made some very valid points about oxygen deprivation above, I'm concerned about another isuue. It's an absolute shame to cover these beautiful ladies faces. I feel like I'm back in Saudi Arabia. Mr. Premier, I plead with you not to make it a law.
  • No, no, no (02/05/2020, 10:14) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    I do not support wearing masks a law. The major con is oxygen deprivation, I often feel as though I'm going to pass out. Let's be rational and reasonable Premier.
    • No mask Trump (02/05/2020, 11:27) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      One Thing Trump never Wore a Mask.. And Im sure they advising him to do so..Right or wrong...I too admiring him not to continue, encourage and or validate the fear... He led in a positive and optimistic way.... .Im 100% against Vaccine... Will never take it.. Never..
    • for real (02/05/2020, 16:21) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      @@ NO No No: i have a problem wearing mask I feel like I am suffocating; these are strange devices; I guess 2020 is strange for this territory we were lockdown for almost a month....
  • Cicero (02/05/2020, 11:29) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    The tyranny develops. There will be a reckoning once this is all over.
  • Highway Robbery (02/05/2020, 13:26) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    That Pasea store advertising face masks for more than double the price
  • Highway Roberry (02/05/2020, 13:28) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    That Pasea store advertising 50 face masks for 3 to 4 times the price.
  • Laws? (02/05/2020, 15:11) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Since when anyone in the BVI gave a damn about ANY law? Pass whatever they want BVI gone do what they want anyway. Don’t even get me started on enforcement hahhaha
  • guy hill (02/05/2020, 23:11) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    It should be our collective Civic Duty to wear a mask. No harm in doing that.
  • Beach bum 7 (03/05/2020, 04:29) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    People pay close attention.We need to be strong not afraid of this virus it’s a fraud. Seek and you shall find ask and it shall be open unto you.Watch how Trump is dealing with it . He is very smart pay attention.May god bless and keep us safe .
  • Ridiculous (03/05/2020, 18:52) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    I’m away and there’s no where else in the world making it mandatory to wear a mask. While it is advised, it should not enforced. the wearing of a mask consistently has its negative effects. Once again, the BVI is il-informed. We have got to start thinking for ourselves as oppose to listening to others. Leaders need to do proper research please

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