British Virgin Islands

Tuesday, Sep 22, 2020

Recent patrons of select bars and nightclubs urged to come forward for COVID testing

Government has issued a call to persons who have visited select local nightclubs recently to make themselves available to be tested for COVID-19.
A government-commissioned public bulletin released on Thursday, August 27 said persons who visited Ramon’s Bar in Huntums Ghut, The Vault in Long Bush, The Edge in Long Bush, and The Avenue at Mill Mall between August 15 and 22 should come forward.

In a subsequent broadcast Friday morning, Health Minister Carvin Malone extended the appeal to persons who visited any and all bars in the Fat Hogs Bay and Paraquita Bay areas during over the said period.

The bulletin, in the meantime, appealed to family members of those bar and nightclub attendees to come forward.

It said: “Any person or family members who are experiencing any symptoms relating to COVID-19 such as fever, cough, headache, fatigue, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, muscle aches or difficulty breathing are also urged to call or get tested.”

Persons are advised to contact the COVID-19 hotline at 284-852-7650 or the Public Health Division at 284-468-2274 for a referral. Testing is free, the bulletin stated.

Health Minister Carvin Malone recently indicated that Patient 12 was said to have frequented nightclubs in the territory.

The total number of cases detected in the territory is 26. Seventeen of those cases are still active, eight have recovered, and one has died.
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