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No COVID symptoms observed so far! Over 160 tested on JVD in 2 days

Coordinator of the Jost Van Dyke COVID-19 testing initiative, Dr Natasha Frett said some 161 residents have been tested in two days and none have shown any visible signs or symptoms of the virus.

Dr Frett told BVI News via email late Wednesday that 35 individuals were tested on Tuesday and 126 on Wednesday.

“[It] went well,” she stated, adding that the tests were “completed without incident”.

She further said some 27 healthcare workers took part in the initiative and testing will continue today, Thursday, and Friday.

There are roughly 300 residents living on that sister island.

Lockdown due to COVID-19

The island-wide testing comes following a report that an airline passenger travelled from the BVI to St Vincent last Wednesday and tested positive for COVID-19 on arrival.

Following that announcement, the government imposed a 24-hour lockdown that will last at least seven days on the island. This move was to prevent any potential spread of the virus.

All marine activity to and from Jost Van Dyke is restricted unless otherwise approved. 

Governor Augustus Jaspert said food and other essential supplies would be provided to those in need during the mandatory lockdown period.

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  1. Proven innocent says:

    That proves that st Vincent was lying on the bvi they jealous because we covid free and we sending Home them nationals back down the island

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    • lilly says:

      Stop it! thats not nice

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    • Anonymous says:

      When did you send home their nationals…..you sound so stupid…..the ppl pay their monies and left the BVI ……tired of you guys hating on island ppl ……

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    • Facts says:

      When did the svg nationals get sent home…..you sound so stupid…..I’m tired of you ppl showing so much hate towards other Caribbean ppl…….the ppl pay their monies and returned home at will …..its about time BVI ppl stop getting on like a bunch of jacka**es

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    • @Proven says:

      Your comment proves that you are a f***ing idiot! Nowhere did anybody say the lady contracted COVID in the BVI. It simply provided facts for all persons arriving in SVG that were tested and positive with the virus. She left BVI, transit in St Lucia then arrived in SVG. Where is the lie? The testing and lockdown in JVD are precautionary!

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      • good point. says:

        It didn’t state it directly that she contracted covid here. But the way they shut down jost van dyke, it was insinuated that she got it from here, therefore as you said, they had to shut down jost as a precautionary measure.

    • Really? says:

      That’s just ignorant talk. But sadly, not surprised by it

    • Yes agree says:

      Them island people is l***s just like them home town

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    • TW says:

      You sound like a proper a**hole. Delete yah self!

  2. Wasp says:

    Was this an observation the Dr. made or is it the actual text results. Because if I understand the English well, “none have shown any visible signs or symptoms of the virus.”

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  3. fish says:

    Still awaiting results I guess.

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  4. vg says:

    please go and take a shower

  5. Proven innocent says:

    The results of the test are confirmed in Trinidad for the majority of the English speaking Caribbean. Each country can only announce the results sent back to them. I don’t think it is anything about jealousy.

  6. @Proven innocent says:

    The results of the test are confirmed in Trinidad for the majority of the English speaking Caribbean. Each country can only announce the results sent back to them. I don’t think it is anything about jealousy.

  7. Justice says:

    Test everyone on mainland tortola after testing all jvd residents

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  8. Wow says:

    Some of you sound so stupid . If someone is tested positive that does not mean people around is guaranteed to get it
    . Stop jumping on island people for every social ills existing in the BVI . We are all in this together . Ridiculous

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  9. thoughtful sailor says:

    Well, it had to come from somewhere.

  10. Teacher Mary says:

    The school children say she was living in St Thomas, she came to JVD through the window illegally on a speed boat, to catch a plane to SVG.

  11. Hmmm says:

    Look how one vincy woman caused havoc on the entire BVI.

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  12. Strupes says:

    @ proven innocent. You dunce. The ministry went off the information that the lady give. She travel from tortola. They didnt lie. Covid free what. Im sick and tired of y’all.

  13. St says:

    So you think is everybody will turn up for testing?. If I know I have the virus why would I turn up. Doortish

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