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Beach hours now limited to between 5:00am & noon

Beach hours now limited to between 5:00am & noon

With some 26 active COVID-19 cases present in the territory out of a total confirmed 35, the territory's beaches, while open, have now been limited to just a couple of access hours per day following a spike in infections believe to have been caused by human smuggling.

Premier Andrew A. Fahie in statements released on Friday, August 29, 2020, said that Cabinet's decision to limit access to the Territory's beaches between the hours of 5:00 am and noon comes as more steps are being taken to remain ahead of the pandemic.


Cabinet also decided that inter-island ferries will continue to operate but must adhere to the social distancing measures and protocols.


Inter-island ferries continue to operate


In addition, inter-island ferries will continue to operate but must adhere to the social distancing measures and protocols.

Cabinet has also endorsed the Minister of Education's decision relating to on-line education and agreed to review the position of the re-opening of schools fortnightly.

"These Cabinet Decisions took into consideration not only our ongoing fight against COVID-19 but also our need to always be in a state of preparedness and readiness as we are in the Atlantic Hurricane Season," Premier Fahie announced.

Calculated decision to fight COVID-19 - Premier Fahie


He said well-calculated decisions is now the new order pf the day and asked for continued vigilance as the VI navigates both the COVID-19 pandemic and the Atlantic Hurricane Season concurrently.

"Please remember that in the BVI we have just over 35,000 people, but only eight ventilators, and we do not want to use any of them."

Persons exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 are being reminded to not rush out to health institutions, rather, contact the medical hotline at 852-7650.

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