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:
Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie has moved a motion in the House of Assembly to make provisions for the House to meet remotely.
The Ministry of Health and Social Development has confirmed that there is another positive imported case of the coronavirus disease COVID-19 in the British Virgin Islands.
The Government of the Virgin Islands has received over 10,000 pieces of protective gear including medical masks, gowns, gloves, glasses and temperature measurers from the Bank of Asia to assist in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Office of Gender Affairs is calling for peace in households as the Territory prepares to enter into a 6 day, 24-hour curfew with the resulting lockdown.
The Ministry of Health and Social Development as per the recommendation of the World Health Organization is advising those persons who may experience fever, aches and pain as a result of COVID-19, that acetaminophen or paracetamol tablets or elixir is the choice of treatment.