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BVI now has 3 active COVID-19 cases

Positive coronavirus test sample

The BVI now has three active COVID-19 cases.

Minister for Health Carvin Malone today confirmed another imported positive case of COVID-19 in the territory.

A statement from the Ministry of Health said, “the newly imported case is a resident who entered the territory from the United States on December 8 and is currently in quarantine. Contact tracing has identified and isolated the primary contacts. Tracing is still on-going.”

Minister Malone is appealing for residents and non-residents to follow all established protocols for entry.

This includes:
1. registering for the travel certificate on bvigateway.bviaa.com
2. providing gold seal or approved private accommodations
3. a valid negative COVID-19 test five (5) days prior to arrival
4. and completing four (4) full days of quarantine yielding two (2) negative tests results to be able to traverse freely throughout the territory.

“Quarantine and testing requirements must be followed and anyone who violates this will be found and fined in accordance with all of our established laws and protocols. Thus I am appealing to every resident and visitor to be our brother’s and sister’s keeper and report any suspicion of breaching by calling 311. If you see something, say something. We are in this together,” said Minister Malone.

The total number of persons tested by the Dr D Orlando Smith laboratory of the BVI Health Services Authority is now 9,229 with 76 positive cases confirmed; 72 recoveries, three active and death.

Honourable Malone also reminds everyone that a healthy lifestyle is the best defense against the COVID-19 virus and is encouraging persons to enroll in the Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP) or any healthy lifestyle programme offered in the territory.

The public is to comply with all health and safety measures that include hand-washing, wearing of face masks in public spaces, maintaining six feet from others outside of your households, disinfecting frequently touched surfaces, avoid touching your face and limiting large gatherings, especially during the upcoming holiday season.

Persons who are experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19 are encouraged to contact the Medical Hotline at 852-7650 for medical advice and testing. Common symptoms include fever, cough, headache, fatigue, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, muscle aches, or difficulty breathing.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Mehn vaccine is so close – can’t we just shut down until it reaches?

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    • Doh says:

      Season’s over anyways

      Moorings moving the fleet out, jobs lost, no tourists, Covid on the rise. Close the doors, turn off the lights.

      Carry on

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  2. clarification says:

    were all 3 cases detected while in quarantine and was there contact outside of quarantine??

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  3. 1st district says:

    Any body died? No but them dying from dengue. Let’s go sailing and enjoy the beach

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    • The Truth says:

      When them after effects hold your backside, you’ll wish you died.

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      • @THE TRUTH says:

        Have you taken the VACCINE TO KNOW WHAT THE SIDE EFFECTS ARE OR WHAT THE SIDE EFFECTS WOULD BE LIKE? IF SO, KINDLY EXPLAIN. ANDDDD, I DON’T WANT TO HEAR I HEARD OR SOMEONE SAID/TOLD YOU SO.

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  4. Conspiracy or Reality? says:

    And the conversation continues about what and how much rights the ancestors had and what and how much their descendants have.

    FORCED INJECTIONS was a horrific experience for the ancestors, as they had no rights to defend back then. Fast forward to the 21st and here it comes again, believe it or not, different circumstances, same agenda.

    History reveals all occurrences for their worth, whether true, false, good or bad.

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    • @Conspiracy says:

      Please, please do not take the white mans vaccine. Tell all the Africans around the world not to take the vaccine. You are alive and here today because your ancestors took the vaccines that you say were forced upon them. We don’t want you to take the vaccine and we don’t want you and your offspring alive in the future. Stick wid the herbs and teas. Mankind will grow exponentially smarter and wealthier with less Africans on the planet. All the shade trees will be left alone to grow.

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      • @@Conspiracy says:

        B G Father Was A Eugenicist. Like Father Like Son.

        You are of identical ilk, obviously. Some much hatred.

      • @@Conspiracy says:

        B G’s Father Was A Eugenicist. Like Father Like Son.

        You are of identical ilk. Sad, but good ilk with you hatred of Black people.

        Have you noticed, after all the horrific’s they were subjected to by the devil over centuries, they are still here?

        Appears some are offended that some Black people are awake, not stupid or blind and does not march to masters’ will, and is an independent thinker.

        People learn, grow and evolve. Hope you will too.

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        • Anonymous Conspiracy says:

          When you hate to be right, but could see the racism from a mile away, in this case in every anti Hating Black People comment on this news site, while being attacked by some.

          Sadly, judging, and its is easy to discern, from the how they responds with their thumbs up or down to anti-Black rhetoric or comments that are not favourable for them, it is safe to say that 9 out of 10 white people, living here and abroad, are stone cold haters of Black people.

          Sad indeed.

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      • Fact says:

        That’s racist. Africans are not all black, you know. There are millions of Africans who are from all the other races.

  5. wondering says:

    When can we buy Hydroxycholoquine and Ivermectin in the BVI. These are both proven cures. Stop the lies and Plandemic

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  6. hmm says:

    maybe test should be done 72hurs before arriving instead of 5days

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  7. vaccine says:

    The BVI can truly benefit from getting the vaccine.

    not too many placed in the world that can be claimed to “back to normal” by vaccinating only 30K people.

    Essentially and entire country cab get back to biz , hosting 1M visitors by getting a fairly small number of vaccinations.

    You still need to figure out how the ensure victors are safe but the local can start operating…

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  8. Hmmm says:

    There was local man at one mart yesterday telling a guy he came from Puerto Rico on Wednesday and he out walking
    Apparently only expats and tourists can get coronavirus
    These ppl are very stupid in the bvi
    The getting positive cases in the quarantine center
    So what is the difference with the locals that don’t quarantine
    If the test positive it will make no sense cause the already out interacting with ppl and spreading the virus
    The ministers are very foolish in the bvi

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  9. Breaking News says:

    Four trial volunteers who got PFizer’s COVID-19 vaccine developed Bell’s palsy- but FDA denies that the temporary facial paralysis was caused by the shot.

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  10. Richgdgy says:

    Who would want to go there anymore with all the Crime,Drugs,Racism?Went to Anegada for 16 years and enjoyed the friendliest people in the world!The LIBS sure ruined it for you guys!

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    • @Richgdgy says:

      What has always struck many over the years are how racist, hateful CONSERVATIVES, LIGS and the rest of the farm animals always wants and expect the world’s inhabitants to be friendly and docile to them. Amazing!

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  11. ANSWER THIS QUISTON says:

    EVERYONE IS UP IN ARMS ABOUT THE COVID-19 VACCINE. HOWEVER, WHEN YOUR CHILDREN IS BORN, DON’T THEY HAVE TO TAKE A SERIES OF VACCINES TO PROTECT THEM FROM DIFFERENT ILLNESSES SUCH AS POLIO, MEASLES, RUBELLA AND OTHER DISEASES AND YOU CONSENTED? IF THE GOVERNMENT WANT TO TAKE PEOPLE OUT THERE ARE OTHER WAYS TO TAKE THE PEOPLE OUT.

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  12. Totally Agreed says:

    I don’t understand why the uproar over the VACCINE, YOU DON’T WANT TO TAKE THE VACCINE FOR WHATEVER REASON DON’T.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Paledi Malatji:

    Will you take the vaccine?

    After they show me cancer,HIV n diabetes vaccines yes. If there’s stillNtau Ntotole Setoaba
    There’s already a strategic way in place to force people to take this vaccine.

    Will you be forced to take the vaccine?

    Ntau Ntotole Setoaba

    There’s already a strategic way in place to force people to take this vaccine.

    If you are going to travel, whether for business or for leisure, you will be obligated to take the vaccine.

    The good human beings have always been in a struggle against the bad onesw for survival. Why?

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  14. HonestTruth says:

    Can we stop calling them cases please? It is a case when the patient requires hospital treatment, not when a highly sensitive test detects traces of virus – which we all carry all of the time.

  15. @Anonymous says:

    Also, in order for the kids to be admitted to school anywhere, they also have to be vaccinated. EVERYONE IS UP IN ARMS ABOUT THE VACCINE. WHEN YOUR BABIES ARE BORN DON’T THEY HAVE TO BE VACCINATED TO PREVENT THEM FOR GETTING POLIO, MEASLES, SCARLET FEVER,TETANUS AND A WHOLE LOT MORE?

  16. dj says:

    There are 3 race of people on this planet. WHO gave us ALL the virus?
    Why you blaming white man?

    • @dj says:

      Because history shows that the white is responsible for creating and spreading deadly viruses to make sick and exterminate the other races. Its a sad and factual truth.

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