At the Ministry of Health, we monitor disease outbreaks and health emergencies at home and abroad, including Dengue, Chikungunya and TB, through to emerging threats such as the outbreak of the Novel (Covid-19)Coronavirus in Wuhan, China.
This is a rapidly evolving situation which we are monitoring carefully
Below is current information about the virus:
Dozens of BVI nationals and residents are registering to return to the Territory through the Controlled Re-Entry of Nationals and Permanent Residents to the Virgin Islands process.
Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie, will make a live address to the Territory on the second phase of the Virgin Islands Economic Response Plan to COVID-19, today Thursday, May 28 at 8:00 p.m.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Carvin Malone reported that there are no active cases of COVID-19 in the British Virgin Islands.
Dog owners are to ensure that their pets are always leashed to ensure the safety and peace of mind of beach goers as dogs are allowed on the Territory’s beaches between 6:00 am. and 8:00 a.m.
The BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) has received a new Cepheid GeneXpert machine and cartridges/tests from the United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office that will enhance the Territory’s ability to carry out COVID-19 testing.
Entertainment and accommodation facilities are among those businesses to remain temporarily closed in accordance with the Curfew Act, 2017, Imposition of a Curfew (No.17) Order, 2020.
Residents can now access primary care services at the BVIHSA community clinics around the Territory including prescription drop offs and pickups.