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13 more tests return negative for COVID-19 | Only two cases still active in the BVI

Health Minister Carvin Malone

The British Virgin Islands is down to only two active cases of the highly-contagious Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), Health Minister Carvin Malone has announced.

The minister said further news from the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) indicates that some 13 samples that were sent for testing have all returned negative for the virus.

The new figure now brings the territory’s total number of samples tested to 167, including 24 persons who were re-tested for COVID-19.

“We are very pleased to announce the full recovery of a fourth case. Therefore there are now only two active cases out of the seven BVI residents that have tested positive for COVID-19 to date with four recoveries and one COVID-19 related death,” Malone said in a national broadcast Friday afternoon.

He added: “All the pre-emptive measures taken by the government and every BVI business, household, community, and individual have resulted in the successes that we have achieved thus far in controlling the transmission of the virus that causes COVID-19.”

He said his ministry’s surveillance system is able to detect any new cases of COVID-19.

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  1. fromer ndp supporter says:

    I am not yet a vip supporter but I do admit that we are fortunate to have them handling this matter rather than the ndp because most of us would have either been infected or dead by now.

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  2. Vip lover says:


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  3. Get going says:

    Yeah great, very few cases. But there is one death that will cause a lot of damage.

    The economy is dead. The BVI is creating no value at the moment.

    Economic stimulus means belongers being able to sell property to other belongers….. What is foy doing?

    Get back to work people. If you are old and vulnerable stay inside. The rest. Go back to work.

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  4. Bystander says:

    I don’t understand the maths; I may be thick.

    3 cases to start with that recovered?
    The poor lady who died;
    2 others in hospital.

    That’s not 7.

    Is that right or wrong? Have I missed an announcement?

    • boo says:

      Therefore there are now only two active cases out of the seven BVI residents that have tested positive for COVID-19 to date with four recoveries and one COVID-19 related death,”


  5. something not right says:

    I don’t believe him. I think they holding back because they so badly want things to reopen. Not sure what they are up to. since there are over 4000 tests, lets start TESTING!!!

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  6. Bisa says:

    If want to see how we can retool this country, put people back to work earnestly, open the borders with a health plan to keep people safe. Mandate that no politician get a salary, until those tourists businesses in Anegada, Jos Van Dyke and Virgin Gorda all whose main sources of income is from tourists, let us try you see how fast things get back to normal

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    • Thoughtful Sailor says:

      The problem is that it is not just up to us; Other countries (such as the US) need to have sensible policies that keep their cases down, or they wont be able to travel here to us. And that isn’t looking so good, at the moment! Also, planes have to fly. Regardless, we have to keep on doing what we have been doing, and opening gradually, so that when people can get here, SAFELY, we are ready for them. Apparently, Vienna can get test results in two hours, and Dubai can do it in 15 minutes. We are going to need something similar.

    • @Bisa says:

      Please have several seats. Foolish to open borders see wah covid doing USA and resurgence in China???!!!. The “politicians” who are members of the House of Assembly DESERVE all their salary plus a bonus cos they been working overtime for us and been getting results. Touristssss??? On Zoom maybe but who traveling to BVI in this global economy…I think you mean time to get those farms and investment in hydroponic facilities and fishing and livestock

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  7. Up to speed says:

    We know COVID-19 is man made virus. And it is a weak virus that dies at 86 degrees. Saltwater, sun and etc. kills it.

    People don’t die because they have HIV, AIDS or Corona-virus. They died from the symptoms.

    I don’t trust any government that only keep one head. Seems like they are being control and setting us up for something much bigger.

    Please purchase a Geiger Meter / Radiation Detector and take reading around the island. You may need it in the future. This might be the next corona virus out break.

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    • @ Up to speed says:


      Exposing yourself to the sun or to temperatures higher than 25C (77F) degrees DOES NOT prevent the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

      You can catch COVID-19, no matter how sunny or hot the weather is. Countries with hot weather have reported cases of COVID-19. To protect yourself, make sure you clean your hands frequently and thoroughly and avoid touching your eyes, mouth, and nose.

      • Up to speed says:

        Knowledge is power. You are not going to get the truth from any governmental websites like the WHO or any news stations that depends on government for aid like CNN, FOX, NBC and etc. Hopefully, this helps deprogram you think.

  8. Something to think about says:

    Please do your own research. What do you think of this?

    Faulty coronavirus kits suspected as goat and fruit test positive in Tanzania

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