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‘We’re not out of the woods yet’ | Residents to access more pickup and deliver services

Even as government introduces a less restricted curfew regime that will run for 14 days starting Thursday, April 2, Governor Augustus Jaspert is advising residents that the BVI is “not out of the woods yet”.

“Life will not be turning back to normal yet and you will be expected to remain at home unless you are venturing out for essential business or unless you are an essential worker on the way to or from your place of work,” the governor said during a live public broadcast Tuesday evening.

And although persons are allowed out to access certain goods and services such as food, gas, banking and medical services, government is collaborating with select establishments to introduce pick-up and home-delivery services.

These services would not only cater to residents’ grocery needs but their waste management needs as well.

“A territory-wide curbside garbage collection will be taken forward and further details will be set out,” Governor Jaspert said.

“We will be exploring with the supermarkets and others increased home deliveries and the introduction of curbside pickups. Cabinet tomorrow will be agreeing proposals to stagger access to shops and services. That means not everybody in the territory will be able to access services at the same time … Those in vulnerable categories should not go out and home delivery options really are what must be followed,” he added.

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  1. tough road ...... says:

    So in two weeks time, if there is another case, is Government going to lock us all back up again? This is going to go on for a while, and sooner or later money, hunger (which is tied to money), and the need to take care of family will eventually necessitate a tough decision between the risk of disease versus self preservation in all other areas.

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    • Yep says:

      You are correct!

    • @tough road says:

      If we were on full lock down and not able to go out, by then that individual would know who they were around since they would have been quarantined for the 14 days and it would have been contained within their home. Now, persons allowed go out is a whole other story.

      World Health Organisation:

      How long is the incubation period for COVID-19?

      The “incubation period” means the time between catching the virus and beginning to have symptoms of the disease.

      Most estimates of the incubation period for COVID-19 range from 1-14 days, most commonly around five days. These estimates will be updated as more data become available.

    • west ender says:

      You want to infect your family, mother and father, friends?Money can wait m’son

      • Nonsense says:

        The flu is easily spread and can kill your family too, whats your point? We are all scared here because of the over hype in the media. COVID is dangerous and so is the flu, but on the other hand, both have WAY MORE people that survive, never have to go to hospital etc. than those that are critical and/or die. Let us all take precautions but stop with “you want to kill your family” bullshit. If you get the normal seasonal flu now and take it home to your family, they can also get pneumonia and die.

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        • wow says:

          There’s better and more advanced treatment for pneumonia and influenza than there is for COVID-19 currently. Your point makes sense, but it’s better to overhype about a virus that doctors and researchers know so little about than to let in roam freely. Some people have parents, grandparents, and other weaker immuned family members who have faired well with pneumonia and influenza in the past but could possibly end up with a serious case of COVID-19 and possibly could lose their life. Please be considerate of those people.

        • @Nonsense says:

          There are many words to describe you but I’ll leave at just you’re a moron.

  2. Jorge says:

    Que van a comer las personas señor ministro que le darán a sus hijos cuál es su plan hablé Que pasará con las personas que las compañías lo enviaron a casa sin darle un centavo y decirle que cerrarían por tres meses respondan que mierda de gobernantes tenemos

  3. @@toughtroad says:

    But what about posible asymptomatics.?

  4. Quiet Warrior says:

    ‘We’re not out the woods yet.’ Indeed! The territory is at war but it is not a conventional war with a unconventional combatant. The enemy is using ambush tactics to strike and evade. The territory is in for a long haul and it is only in the early minutes of the first half of a soccer match or the first inning of a softball game (softball died on the vine so does anyone remember it?). The territory has 3 confirmed cases and it is a long way from knowing how many residents have been infected. How many asymptomatic carriers are in the BVI? There is no treatment, cure nor vaccine. And the best protocol is social distancing.

  5. Mad max says:

    Who doesnt hear will feel

  6. Retired says:

    It will be difficult for home delivery of food and waste removal to operate in the BVI because:

    1. Most of the roads are not named and most of the buildings/homes are not numbered so there is no physical address to deliver food to. The gov. needs to work with the Aeropost/DHL delivery couriers who have experience finding remote homes in the BVI.

    2. Delivering food and transporting waste in the same vehicle is a health hazard regardless of the virus.

    3. Since most people are staying home their vehicles are parked in the roads making some homes inaccessible to delivery vehicles.

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