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:

Press Releases

Deputy Premier and Minister for Health and Social Development announced that 316 samples collected from Jost Van Dyke test negative for COVID-19.

Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration Honourable Vincent Wheatley has said that the Social Security Board is working to address the more than  7000 claims that have been submitted by residents who are unemployed or underemployed due to COVID-19.

A team of medical professionals from the Republic of Cuba will arrive in the Virgin Islands on Friday; this is an update from Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie.

In an effort to guard, prevent, and reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus, all residents and visitors on Jost Van Dyke are to remain at home under quarantine for a period of seven (7) days starting today.

An airline passenger travelled from the British Virgin Islands on July 15 tested positive for COVID-19 on arrival to St. Vincent and the Grenadines on July 18.

The Government of the Virgin Islands will be providing assistance to persons who have lost from their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic and are desirous of returning to their home countries.

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture has received another 132 Chromebooks through The Bitter End Yacht Club.