Local tests have revealed that the British Virgin Islands is now free of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), Health Minister Carvin Malone has said.
The bombshell announcement was made on the Honestly Speaking radio programme with host Claude Skelton Cline earlier this evening, Tuesday, May 26.
Malone said: “There are no active cases of COVID-19 patients here in the Virgin Islands at this time.”
He said the BVI’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr Irad Potter, reported to him that following a series of tests in the eighth case, including contact-tracing, “none of the contacts are positive”.
“So we can now declare that the Virgin Islands as we stand today, is COVID-19 free,” he added.
The minister further said there are no more persons in quarantine.
The territory had a total of eight confirmed cases; one of whom died.
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