BVI government asks UK for coronavirus quarantine ship
Created : 16 March 2020
Premier Andrew Fahie
The government of the British Virgin Islands has reached out to the United Kingdom for support in their fight to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
While the BVI has no confirmed cases of the virus, Premier Fahie said he has written to the Governor requesting the support of the UK Government for the provision of a suitably equipped ship for the purpose of quarantining of persons, should it become necessary to do so.
The Premier said his administration will continue to take precautionary measures to secure the health and safety of the BVI people.
“We are also urging you to exercise safe practices such as frequent hand-washing with soap for at least 20 seconds, avoid touching your face, cover your mouth when you cough and keep your immune system strong by taking the necessary vitamins.”
Premier Fahie said vigilance is important in attempting to stop the spread of the virus.
He urged citizens to take advantage of all available resources to educate themselves and adopt a level-headed approach to the virus.
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