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Following the lead of federal leaders and public health organizations, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. announced Monday that the territory’s stay-at-home order has been extended a month, until April 30.
The four airlines that frequently fly in and out of the Virgin Islands are slashing flight schedules significantly due to the shrinking demand in travel and stringent restrictions in place to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Limetree Bay received its first delivery of a locally produced alcohol-based sanitizer last week, a delivery that will help clean the facility in light of the shortage of disinfectants.
A major fire engulfed Wheatley Shopping Center on St. Thomas, wiping out at least one store and extensively damaging others.
Representatives from the territory’s franchise ferry companies painted a dire picture of operations, which were hard hit by the hurricanes in 2017 and are now “dramatically” impacted by a reduction in travel brought on by local coronavirus response efforts.
Members of the 33rd Legislature met Wednesday via teleconference to discuss the Legislature’s ongoing response to COVID-19, a response that could include canceling all public events and implementing a territorywide sick leave policy.
Brig. Gen. Kodjo Knox-Limbacker, adjutant general of the V.I. National Guard on Monday led a staff walk-through of the 210th Regional Training Institute and dining facility at the Estate Bethlehem compound.
The second case of the new coronavirus in the USVI was confirmed Monday by Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. The territory’s first case, on St. Croix, was confirmed Friday. Monday’s case is from the St. Thomas/St. John District.
The Virgin Islands Port Authority will start spending the $27 million received last year as a grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce-Economic Development Administration to begin construction on the Cyril E. King and Henry E. Rohlsen airports.
There is no wall built around the territory that is going to keep out the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19 illness and it is only a matter of time before the territory sees it first cases.