Good afternoon all, Before I start, I just wanted to briefly pause and recognise that today is 75 years from what is referred to as VE day – Victory in Europe. This day marks the unconditional surrender by Nazi Germany in WWII bringing the end of the war in Europe. These events happened a long time ago, and many miles away. But it is important that we pause to remember and give thanks to the sacrifices of so many that allow us to have the freedoms and the liberty that we take for granted today.
Many of us would have seen the reports of the recent earthquake in Puerto Rico. Our thoughts are with those affected by any damage. With seismic activity continuing in the region and the Atlantic Hurricane Season just around the corner, it is timely that many are wondering what they might do differently when it comes to emergencies in the context of the Coronavirus COVID-19.
Topic: Health Services, Novel Coronavirus, Public Health | Posted By: aphillip
Tuesday, 5 May 2020 - 2:59pm
Compañeros de las Islas Vírgenes, residentes y amigos de las Islas Vírgenes. Como he informado anteriormente, el 30 de enero de 2020, la Organización Mundial de la Salud declaró el brote del nuevo coronavirus de 2019 como una emergencia de salud pública mundial; Debido a su rápida propagación, COVID-19 fue declarado una pandemia el 11 de marzo de 2020.
Fellow Virgin Islanders, residents and friends of the Virgin Islands. As I have previously reported, on January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak of the 2019 novel coronavirus a global public health emergency; due to its rapid spread, COVID-19 was declared a pandemic on March 11, 2020.
Good day to the people of these beautiful Virgin Islands. I greet you in the midst of this global Pandemic which has taken us into what the Premier has termed the “New Regular” where we have to adapt, live and work with COVID-19. Today, I make this statement as the Minister for responsible for Labour and Immigration matters.