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Possible COVID exposure if you were at an Old Year’s party on VG

Possible COVID exposure if you were at an Old Year’s party on VG

Following a positive COVID-19 result from a person who recently attended an old year’s party at a club in Virgin Gorda, the Ministry of Health is advising all persons who visited the location on the night to contact local health authorities.
The ministry made the disclosure in a bulletin issued on Wednesday, January 6, listing the club as Coco-Maya.

“The Ministry of Health & Social Development has confirmed that someone who attended the club Coco-Maya, in Spanish Town, Virgin Gorda from approximately 10 pm until 12 midnight on Old Year’s night has tested positive for COVID-19,” the ministry stated.

It added: “The ministry is urging all persons who partied at Coco Maya during that time to self-isolate and to email the Public Health Unit at covid19.virginislands@gmail.com or call 468-4936 to schedule an appointment for testing.”

It is neither known whether the person who tested positive was male or female, or if the person was a visitor to the territory or a local.

In an effort to gain the relevant answers to these questions, BVI News made several attempts to contact the Minister for Health Carvin Malone, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health Petrona Davies and the Chief Medical Officer Dr Irad Potter, but was unsuccessful up until publication.

The last COVID-19 update dated January 5, indicated that the territory has 14 active COVID-19 cases.

According to the data, 10 of those cases are on Virgin Gorda, three on Tortola and one on a vessel which is at sea.
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