Gov’t Providing Forum For Residents To Voice Concerns On COVID-19 Management

Esther Durand, Journalist
January 13, 2022 8:24 am AST
Esther Durand, Journalist | January 13, 2022 8:24 am AST
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The Government of the Virgin Islands, through the Ministry of Health and Social Development and the Health Emergency Operations Center – Unified Command, will be providing residents with a forum to voice their concerns on the management of the COVID-19 pandemic on Thursday, January 13.

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The British Virgin Islands is now going through another COVID-19 surge, with 1,387 active, positive cases recorded as of January 11.

According to the press release, the forum will be virtual –https://bvigov.webex.com/bvigov/j.php?MTID=mda49d4ddc74eb2db51be47263bda6297 – and it will begin from 2:30 p.m. and end at 5:30 p.m.

“We want to engage with the key sectors to give them an update on what is happening with regards to COVID-19, while providing a forum for them to share their concerns and suggestions,” Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon. Carvin Malone said.

He continued: “We want to make sure that we give this opportunity to stakeholders to have an input in the way we move forward with the management of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Interested persons are invited to participate, including but not limited to stakeholders such as members of the House of Assembly, the education sector, church organisations, clinicians, business, hospitality, marine, telecommunications, hoteliers, restaurateurs, legal, financial, supermarkets, security, entertainment, small business, clubs, bars and construction stakeholders, the release said.

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