The government will be hosting a virtual stakeholders meeting this afternoon in light of the continuous growth of the present COVID-19 spike in the territory which has now surpassed 1300 active cases.
This was confirmed by the Ministry of Health and Social Development which said the initiative is a collaboration with the Health Emergency Operations Center – Unified Command.
According to the ministry, the purpose of the meeting which runs from 2:30pm to 5:30pm is to inform stakeholders of the current and emerging COVID-19 surge and its impact territory wide.
The meeting is also expected to provide an opportunity for participants to be updated and informed of existing and proposed health protocols and economic measures being considered by the Cabinet.
Speaking on the meeting, Minister for Health Carvin Malone said, “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.”
He added, “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.”
The ministry said that persons with a vested interest 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 event will be accessible using the link https://bvigov.webex.com/bvigov/j.php?MTID=mda49d4ddc74eb2db51be47263bda6297.