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:

Press Releases

A number of changes have been made to the operation of the Dr. D. Orlando Smith Hospital and community health services as a result of the activation of the BVI Health Services Authority’s Hospital Incident Command System in response to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Government of the Virgin Islands is closely monitoring the situation in relation to COVID-19. At this time, there are no restrictions announced for the Public Service. In the event that any such restrictions are announced by the Government, the Virgin Islands Shipping Registry (VISR) would provide guidance on levels of service that we are able to offer. 

HMS Medway, one of the newest ships in the Royal Navy and the current Caribbean Guard Ship, will be paying a brief visit to the Territory over the coming days.

Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr. the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley is encouraging students to continue to prepare for their School Based Assessments (SBAs) while at home.

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