“The Government will be financing basic food packages, which are to be delivered to all persons, district-by-district, who are in need,” assured Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) in announcing another week of complete lockdown in the wee hours of April 19, 2020.
The Government decided on the extension of the 14-day curfew, initially scheduled to end today, April 19, 2020, after a 4th confirmed case of COVID-19 in the Virgin Islands was announced on April 17, 2020.
The patient subsequently passed away at Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital on April 18, 2020.
The curfew has been extended to Saturday, April 25, 2020.
Fear not, panic not
Meanwhile, Premier Fahie said his Government will not spare any efforts to put systems in place to ensure “all those who are in need and those needy of the food supply” get.
“Fear not, panic not. We will reach you at your home,” Premier Fahie assured
“I repeat, during this extended curfew period, no one under my watch as Premier and Minister of Finance in this Territory will go hungry,” Hon Fahie also said.
He noted that for the system to work effectively, “it is important that we allow the measures put in place to be accessed by those who need it most.”
According to the Premier, following the meeting of Cabinet today, April 19, 2020, he will make some further announcements so that everyone in the Virgin Islands will be clear on how they will be able to access the food supply “that will be coming to you along with any medication that persons may need.
“This shows that your Government will continue to work with everyone to build the BVI stronger than ever through COVID
-19 with BVI Love.”