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BVI closing all local ports of entry for 14 days

The British Virgin Islands will be closing its borders for all travelling passengers including BVI nationals, effective midnight.

This is according to a publication issued by the Office of the Governor on social media Sunday, March 22.

It said: “Information for anyone intending to travel to BVI — effective this evening at 11:59 pm, all ports will be closed to incoming travellers for 14 days including nationals, Belongers, work permit holders and residents.”

“Port remains open for cargo and freight,” the Governor’s Office added.

This measure implemented by the government is one to help prevent the territory from being impacted by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

The territory has not reported any confirmed cases of the virus to date.

In the meantime, at least one other jurisdiction in the region — Jamaica — implemented a similar measure in relation to closing its ports of entry. That country has also closed it’s air and sea ports for 14 days.

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  1. This is real you all says:

    Another decision that had to be done to assure our safety. It had to be done.

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  2. :) says:

    Stop stretching the news cycle and report everything at once. No need to delay the reporting to do a separate article. All businesses will have to close by 8pm daily until April 17th.

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  3. Chaos says:

    I hope this Government and this country is ready for what’s next. Your decisions will make people desperate and you have NO SOLUTIONS AT ALL for the unemployed. Desperate people do desperate things. Mark my words Mr. Premier!

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  4. Me says:

    Trinidad too, they have closed since Friday.

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  5. Thor Odinson says:

    Ragnarok is here at last

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  6. The world says:

    This seems like a dream no one could plan for this with Hurricane you can at least predict it but this one is more serious. I really sorry for the implementations and especially the domino effect is going to be overwhelming.

  7. US says:

    Tim Duncan is paying for all the USVI college students to fly home. The Universities is closed for the rest of the semester.

  8. YOUTH says:

    I commend the Government of the day for how well they are handling this very difficult matter

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  9. Disinterested says:

    True, there is an exigency but the decision is sudden. What about the people were at the hubs and the way home, ie, Antigua, Puerto Rico, St. Thomas and St. Martin. Residents should have been given a few days to get home. Is there a sudden and eminent outbreak of the Coronavirus?

  10. Rubber Duck says:

    This is panic and Mobthink.

    Other countries are compensating workers and business owners when they force businesses to close.

    The BVI should open up the huge social security fund and pay first the workers so that the can survive and later compensate businesses.

    And no talk of driving people off the islands because of forced redundancy.

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  11. son of the soil says:

    Nice keep all of um out yes

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