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More than 100 new samples tested over weekend return negative

The Ministry of Health said an additional 111 persons have been tested for COVID-19 and all samples returned negative results.

These samples were collected on September 5 and 6 and brings the total number of persons tested to 3,824.

This news comes as the territory has been seeing a spike COVID-19 with cases popping up across the territory.

As of September 7, the BVI has 52 active COVID-19 cases out of a total of 63 positive patients. The territory has recorded 10 recoveries and one death.

In the meantime, Health Minister Carvin Malone said public health officials continue to conduct “aggressive contact tracing” in accordance with World Health Organization’s technical guidance.

“In addition, the Joint Task Force of Her Majesty’s Customs, the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force, and the Immigration Department, together with the newly instituted Social Distancing Monitoring Task Force established under the Ministry of Health and Social Development, will aggressively discharge their duties in observance of border protection and health and safety protocols,” the Health Ministry said in a media release on Monday afternoon.

Continue practising safety protocols

As those initiatives continue, the public is also reminded to continue practicing the necessary safety protocols such as hand hygiene, cough etiquette, physical distancing and wearing masks in public spaces.

Persons experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19 including fever, cough, headache, fatigue, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, muscle aches, or difficulty breathing are encouraged to contact the territory’s Medical Hotline at 284-852-7650 to schedule an appointment for testing.

The fee has been waived except for persons requiring results for travel purposes.

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  1. LOL says:

    OK do like what you did for jost van dyke…..LIFT THE CURFEW Mr Cantwind Malone

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  2. No god comments please says:

    This has nothing to do with any god or the like so please don’t start commenting suggesting god is involved, we live in the 21st century, not in the middle ages

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  3. nice! says:

    So are we done? How many more tests does the BVI have in stock? How long is the incubation of CoronaVirus? Are we actually out of the woods? I was in East End, today and lots of guys and gals at bars with no masks? East End you know. . .So why does Andrew think CoronaVirus is only catchable 1pm to 5am? Is this scientifically proven? If not a lot of EE folks are getting Corona soon. Just a prediction owing to no masks and plenty mingling. . . Those not following the guidelines are taking China Virus home to their families. Super sickening. Prolly should have had a complete lock down, Andrew, then the spread may have been contained. This 1pm to 5am lock down is a complete waste of time. And I personally want to know whose idea it was? This govt. sold out the people to keep Covid19 going around cuz they didn’t want to cross their big supporters and so they let them cash out 5am to 1pm while China Virus goes around again and our numbers get bigger. Sickening

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