Assistant Information Officer
Department of Information & Public Relations
Ministry of Health & Social Development
Fire and Rescue Service
The public is advised to refrain from backyard burning due to the health impact on the community and to reduce the risk of the Coronavirus Disease COVID-19. COVID-19 is a highly contagious respiratory disease that is spread by person to person contact. Persons most at risk for contracting COVID-19 are those with underlying conditions such as chronic respiratory disease such as asthma. For more information on COVID-19 visit www.bvi.gov.vg/covid-19.