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Three new positive COVID-19 cases and 3 new recoveries

Minister of Health & Social Development Carvin Malone.

Three new positive COVID-19 cases have been recorded in the British Virgin Islands while three patients have also recovered from the virus.

This is according to the latest statistics issued by the Minister for Health Carvin Malone in his live COVID-19 update on Wednesday, September 16.

During the minister’s speech which lasted approximately 17 minutes, he did not explicitly state that the territory had recorded new positive cases.

He only said: “The total number of COVID-19 cases reported in the territory now stands at 69. Sixty-four were on Tortola and five on the island of Anegada,” the minister stated.

During the minister’s previous update on September 11, he reported that the total number of cases at the time was 66.

BVI News contacted the health minister following today’s (September 16) live broadcast and he confirmed the three new cases.

Cabinet Decisions – increase in gathering sizes

In the meantime, Minister Malone also revealed a number of the Cabinet decisions to accompany the new 14-day 5 pm to 5 am curfew that came into effect today.

These decisions include the increase in public gathering sizes from 10 persons up to 30 while the maximum gathering size for faith-based organisations such as churches is 50.

It was decided that freight couriers and charter companies are now permitted to operate between the BVI and USVI subject to strict adherence of the established COVID-19 suppression measures and fortnightly tests.

In addition, domestic air travel services are once again allowed to operate between Tortola, Virgin Gorda and Anegada once in accordance with existing COVID-19 protocols.

Restricted movement of vessel

Malone who is also the Territorial At Large Representative further said restrictions are still in place for the movement of private and commercial vessels domestically.

These include fishing vessels, inter-island ferries, provisioning barges and other vessels in exceptional circumstances who must all seek approval by the governor who consults with the Agriculture and Fisheries minister.

The Cabinet also decided that a person is allowed to operate a vessel for the purpose of essential safety of maintenance repairs.

COVID-19 Statistics
Confirmed cases – 69
Active cases – 28
Recoveries – 40
Deaths – 1
Number of Persons Tested – Over 4,000

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  1. Thank You says:

    Thank you, BVI News. I wondered why the Honourable Minister was being evasive, and why mention was made of the overcrowded commercial building; and then I wondered if they were linked.

    Why are the seventy odd people being quarantined, and why will they be re-tested in fourteen days?

    The broadcast was a bit cloudy and lacked the usual transparency. Certainly appreciate your clarification.

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  2. umpire says:

    3 up 3 down

  3. So says:

    Can people who charter a boat in st. Thomas sail in the BVI?

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    • Thougtful sailor says:

      Does “charter boats” refer to the water taxis that take outgoing folks to the USVI, or does it mean charteboats, as in bareboats and crewed charter boats? If it’s the later, surely that huge part of the economy merits more than a half a sentence? I ask, because nothing has been said to the charter industry, so far.

  4. Citizens says:

    arriving from highly active infections countries should be automatically quarantined or at least produce documentation of recent testing.

    There are still to many Santo Domingo, American and other citizens getting into the country even with closed borders. They are every where daily.

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  5. lol says:

    Carvin seems like he got the cure…………lol

  6. Coward says:

    Why them scare to announce new cases?

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  7. Hmm says:

    There is a cure for the Corona Virus. We keep on calling this Plandemic, Covid – 19. Let’s call it by the proper name, Corona. The Covid- 19, is actually an vaccine Identification chip establish in 2019.
    Do your research. The statements of countless doctors are speaking the truth about the virus and what Covid- 19 is all about. The different websites are pulling down the information as soon as it is release.
    We don’t realize that are human rights are being taken away. We have been so long being brainwashed about this plandemic. That individuals are scared and depressed and suicidal. In the states for instance. The doctors are coming out and say that suicides are far beyond the death of corona virus deaths and cases.
    The CDC has sent out an ABC requirements( please check the CDC website of the meaning) and you will see. It will be implemented here eventually. It will be a matter of time. Look at what our Leaders are doing. Instead of allowing the God almighty to intervene and direct us and protect us from the Plandemic.
    My people please do not be afraid of the so call virus and the tainted test kits.

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  8. 2cents says:

    If the goal is zero covid, then BVI will never reopen and financial demise is guaranteed.

  9. untruth says:

    youtube

    David Icke back for good!

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