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

Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie has announced that the first phase of the Economic Stimulus Package for the Virgin Islands as a result of COVID-19 will be submitted to Cabinet this week. 

Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie is appealing to abusers in the Territory to stop committing the heinous act. 

Local civic organisations joined the Government of the Virgin Islands to assist vulnerable groups with getting food and other essentials prior to the COVID-19 24-hour lockdown.

Over 400 residents received assistance through the expansion of social services offered in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Commissioner of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force Michael Matthews has outlined the procedure for reporting deaths of individuals at home as the Territory continues a 14-day shut down to control the spread of COVID-19.

Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Carvin Malone has announced the implementation of a Waste Management Strategy for the Territory.

The public is reminded to do its part and stay at home to minimise the risk of community spread of COVID-19 in the British Virgin Islands.