A tourist has tested positive for COVID-19 on Day 4 of quarantine in the British Virgin Islands.
Health Minister Carvin Malone made that announcement during a late-night COVID-19 update on Monday, December 7.
The visitor, a male, was quarantined on a vessel in a controlled environment with one other occupant (a female) awaiting their fourth-day quarantine test.
After testing positive, the tourist was made to return to the dock and transported into a quarantine facility where contact tracing measures are being undertaken.
Upon arrival into the territory, all travellers have to undergo a COVID-19 test before they are allowed into the community. They’ll also have to take another test on the fourth day in quarantine. The government received heavy criticism for implementing those safety measures.
In the meantime, more than 200 visitors have entered the territory since the BVI reopened its borders for tourism on December 1.
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