Several members of the maintenance staff at the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) have been placed into quarantine because of exposure to COVID-19.
BVI News understands that the staff members were issued quarantine letters Friday morning, September 10.
Health Minister Carvin Malone confirmed the reports with our news centre this afternoon.
“It was reported to me that about 11 to 14 of the staff members have been asked to quarantine,” he told BVI News.
The Health Minister said only the maintenance staff at the BVIHSA seems to be affected, so far.
“The contact tracing team will do their work and when completed, they will know exactly what they will have to do,” he explained.
When asked whether he anticipates this incident to affect operations at the Dr D Orlando Smith Hospital, Minister Malone replied: “It should not, but all protective measures will be taken at all times. So the Public Health Unit is already on to the situation and it’s basically under control.”
According to the Health Ministry’s September 8 epidemiological summary for COVID-19 in the territory, there are currently 50 confirmed active cases.
One of those cases is said to be hospitalised.
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