Minister of Health and Social Development Honourable Carvin Malone has hailed women’s contribution to the health and social response to COVID-19 in the British Virgin Islands at UN ECLAC’s 60th Meeting of the Presiding Officers of the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean that began on February 23.
It is my pleasure to provide a brief report on the British Virgin Islands implementation of the Santiago Commitment.
First, I am pleased to inform you that active cases of COVID-19 in the British Virgin Islands are down to zero as of 18th February 2021. This is the result of robust entry and health protocols and their enforcement by the health authorities and local places of business on our islands. We have now entered the vaccination phase of our health response which is in the early stage of rollout.
The Cabinet Office is notifying the public that Statutory Instrument No. 17 Imposition of a Curfew (No.4) Order, 2021 is now available on the Virgin Islands Official Gazette website at https://eservices.gov.vg/gazette/. The Instrument was published in an extraordinary issue of the Gazette No. 18 dated 24th February, 2021.