The Government of the Virgin Islands has lifted the 7-day COVID-19 lockdown on the sister island of Jost van Dyke effective today, Saturday, July 25, 2020.
The early lift comes after the island was placed on lockdown last Tuesday, July 21, 2020, following reports that a passenger who travelled to St Vincent and the Grenadines with links to Jost van Dyke, had tested positive for COVID-19 on arrival in that country.
Via the Public Health (Covid-19 Control and Suppression Measures- Jost van Dyke) (Revocation) Order, 2020, Statutory Instrument Gazetted today, Deputy Premier and Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL), officially ended the lockdown which was scheduled to run until Tuesday, July 28, 2020.
The lockdown applied to persons and vessels on a 24-hour basis, to prevent any departures from Island.
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