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COVID outbreak reportedly confirmed @ VG construction camp

COVID outbreak reportedly confirmed @ VG construction camp

Information coming into Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) is that a COVID-19 outbreak has been reportedly confirmed at a construction work camp on Virgin Gorda (VG).

Sources told our news centre that the camp employs some 120 persons and so far, about 32 persons have since been tested and declared COVID-19 positive as of yesterday, September 24, 2021.

Following the positive cases, is being reported that local health authorities have undertaken a massive contact tracing exercise to bring the spread under control.

Staff attached to the company related to VINO that the camp is expecting more positive cases in the new week and have taken steps to temporarily close some of its construction sites where the cases were confirmed.

With some 46 active confirmed COVID-19 cases out of 61 total as of yesterday, September 24, 2021, VG currently leads with positive cases in the Virgin Islands.


Workers told to isolate


Many of the workers have since been told to quarantine and isolate ahead of more testing to be rolled out.

Those in isolation are reportedly receiving groceries at the expense of the company, however, concerns are being raised about whether staff who are not working as a result of quarantine will be paid.

Fully vaccinated staff have also raised concerns about whether the company would cover their living expenses as a result of the temporary closures.

With some 46 active confirmed COVID-19 cases out of 61 total as of yesterday, September 24, 2021, VG currently leads with positive cases in the Virgin Islands.

Our news center will bring more information as it becomes available.

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