Topic: Novel Coronavirus, Public Health | Posted By: aphillip
Friday, 27 March 2020 - 11:01am
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.
Owners and operators of supermarkets are notified that in light of the infectious COVID-19 disease, it is important that frequently touched surfaces at supermarkets and stores are being cleaned and disinfected on a regularly basis. Examples of these surfaces area:
The primary question that everyone has is why the need for a curfew at this time. It is important that we lay this out carefully so that each of us will have a full understanding. The Governor has just stated the legality of this curfew and as the Minister for Health of Social Development, with the responsibility of the Public Health Ordinance CAP194, the infectious disease notification and the Quarantine Act, the Cabinet of the Virgin Islands have been meeting for the past two weeks, even on weekend to ensure the safety of all residents.