Tuesday 31 March, 2020

British Virgin Islands: Two test positive for COVID-19

Premier Andrew Fahie

Premier Andrew Fahie

The British Virgin Islands has confirmed its first two cases of the coronavirus.

While making the announcement on Wednesday, Premier Andrew Fahie revealed that one of the patients is a 56 year old male resident who travelled from Europe on March 15.

According to the Premier, the patient contacted the government hotline after exhibiting some of the symptoms associated with COVID-19.

He has been quarantined ever since.

The Premier said: “Patient B is a 32 year old resident who travelled from New York and came into contact with a person who tested positive for COVID-19 on March 8. The patient arrived on island on March 10.”

Both cases are unrelated.

Individuals who have been in close contact with both patients were notified and placed under mandatory quarantine, for observation.

The BVI Premier said health officials are taking the necessary precautions to prevent the spread of the virus to the rest of the territory.

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