E.g., 1 Dec 2022
E.g., 1 Dec 2022

Statement by Honourable Marlon Penn - COVID-19 and other Infectious Diseases

Friday, 18 November 2022 - 11:19am

Madam Speaker, the Ministry of Health and Social Development continues to monitor regional and global health trends that could impact the Virgin Islands, and is pleased to note that current statistics show a significant reduction in the transmission and impact of COVID-19 worldwide.  Recent reports from the World Health Organisation (WHO) indicate considerably lower rates of COVID-19 cases and deaths compared to 2021 and the beginning of 2022.  However, there have been increasing numbers of new COVID-19 infections and deaths observed in specific countries – namely, the United States of America, Russia, and Brazil.  Regionally, the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) has reported very marginal increases in COVID-19 related deaths and cases among its member states. However, it is important interpret the current trends cautiously, as most countries have seen an overall decrease in testing.  After almost two years of strict public health measures, most countries have returned to normal operations and pre-pandemic behaviours and activities. 

Statement By Minister For Health On Adjusting Public Health Measures In The Current Context Of COVID-19

Monday, 13 June 2022 - 5:49pm

On Wednesday the 8th of June 2022, Cabinet was briefed by the Health Emergency Operations Centre on the current COVID-19 situation in the Virgin Islands. We were very encouraged by the continuing trend towards milder COVID-19 infections, fewer cases of severe disease, and reduced hospital admissions.

Statement By Minister For Health And Social Development On Arrival Of Pediatric Doses Of Pfizer Vaccine

Friday, 13 May 2022 - 9:53pm

Greetings to the residents and visitors of these beautiful Virgin Islands.  I am Marlon Penn, Minister of Health and Social Development and I am pleased to lend my voice to this critical topic of vaccination and COVID-19 in this new capacity.

Statement By Premier Fahie In One-On-One Press Conference - Update On Current Matters

Friday, 25 March 2022 - 2:12pm

I welcome everyone to another One-on-One bi-weekly press conference, where your Government continues to provide regular updates on the work that we are doing to further strengthen the resilience of our islands and to improve the quality of life for all our citizens, as well as to facilitate questions from the media.

Statement By Minister For Health And Social Development With COVID Update - March 3, 2022

Friday, 4 March 2022 - 6:06pm

A pleasant good afternoon to everyone.  I bring greetings to everyone here in the Virgin Islands, in the region and the world.  It is safe to say that the people and the economy of the Virgin Islands have endured a series of challenges within recent years.

Updated Statement By Acting Chief Medical Officer- COVID-19 Update for December 28

Tuesday, 28 December 2021 - 11:02am

Today, the Ministry of Health and Social Development is informing the public of the continued rise in cases in the current outbreak of the Delta variant of COVID-19 in the Territory. 

Christmas Message From Premier Fahie - I Wish You A Virgin Islands Christmas With BVILOVE

Saturday, 25 December 2021 - 8:38am

Good Day and GOD’s Blessings to all the wonderful people of the Virgin Islands. Once again, it’s that special time of the year when we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Statement By Acting Chief Medical Officer - COVID-19 Update

Friday, 24 December 2021 - 2:07pm

Today, the Ministry of Health and Social Development is informing the public that we are currently experiencing an increase of transmission of COVID-19 in the Territory associated with the Delta variant. 

Residents would have noticed a gradual increase in active cases over the last two months.  In particular, over the last two weeks cases have risen from an average of around 40 closer to 100 active cases.

Honourable Malone - Covid Update - Arrival Of Pfizer Vaccine

Friday, 17 December 2021 - 9:12am

Season greetings is extended to everyone in the Virgin Islands, the region and the world. Thank you Governor Rankin.   I acknowledge the presence of the Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Georges. I am your Minister for Health and Social Development, Carvin Malone.  

Statement By Premier Honourable Andrew A. Fahie On Provision Of COVID Grants

Thursday, 7 October 2021 - 2:50pm

When COVID-19 hit our islands, the Government acted swiftly to provide help, including money not only to assist hard-pressed farmers and fishermen but also to expand the numbers of both to ensure a stronger and more reliable local food supply. 

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