Ministry of Health & Social Development
Fire and Rescue Service
Release Date:
Thursday, 26 March 2020 - 4:34pm

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.


Berta McKelly Adams

Assistant Information Officer
Department of Information & Public Relations 
Telephone: 468-2740
Email:   bmckelly@gov.vg