Marketing and Media Relations Coordinator
The Ministry of Health and Social Development advises citizens and residents to exercise a high degree of caution when traveling to South Korea, Singapore and Italy (northern Italy) in response to the increase of COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) cases.
Travellers to these locations should avoid outbreak areas or contact with sick persons. Travellers should also frequently clean hands by washing with soap and water for approximately 20 seconds or using a 70 percent to 95 percent alcohol based sanitizer.
The COVID-19 virus spreads from human to human and is very transmissible at short distances. Symptoms can range from mild to severe, with elderly persons and those with pre-existing conditions being more vulnerable to severe illness or death.
For more information on pre-cautionary measures against the COVID-19, please contact the Ministry of Health and Social Development at 468-7742 or the Environmental Health Division at 468-5110. Persons can also visit www.bvi.gov.vg or follow @ministryofhealthBVI on Facebook.