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

Small businesses and residents affected by COVID-19 can now register for the BVI Electricity Corporation’s COVID-19 Amnesty Programme as part of the Government of the Virgin Islands Economic Response Package.

The first two flights with Virgin Islanders returning to the Territory since the closure of its borders on March 22 arrive today. 

Persons whose employment has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic are urged to apply for unemployment relief support.

Hotels, lodging facilities, gyms and other fitness facilities can now register for inspections to operate.

Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities, Honourable Kye Rymer witnessed today the contract signing by contractors for works to begin on the additional third lane project in the Traffic Enhancement and Improvement Programme within the city of Road Town.

The Government of the Virgin Islands has allocated $62.9 million to the second phase of the British Virgin Islands Economic Response plan.

Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie has announced that two million dollars has been secured from the Social Security Board to assist farmers and fisher folk during his statement on Social Protection and Economic Stimulation in COVID-19 on Thursday, May 28.