With No Active Covid-19 Cases, BVI Relaxes Curfew, Allows Bars and Nightclubs to Reopen, Approves 'Warm Layups' for Cruise Ships;
- Maxiene K. Cabo
- October 11, 2020
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS — British Virgin Islands Minister for Health and Social Development, Carvin Malone, updated the public on Wednesday on the British territory's continued efforts to fight the novel coronavirus, along with its plan to reopen borders as no new COVID-19 cases have been detected. In light of the territory's success on managing the virus, the curfew is being relaxed to allow for more economic activity. Mr. Malone said as of Wednesday there were no active cases of the virus in the territory and that Cabinet decided to implement a new, more relaxed curfew order. The new order will be for a period of 14 days. It commenced on Thursday and will last until October 22. BVI plans to reopen its borders to visitors December 1. New curfew hours are from 12:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. "Let me be candid, the fact that we have no positive cases on record today does not mean the BVI is Covid-free," Mr. Malone said. "Surveillance, screening, and testing services are conducted on a daily ba...