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Health Department Urges All To Mind COVID-19 Safety Protocols Heading Into Carnival
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CHRISTIANSTED — During today’s weekly Government House briefing, Territorial Epidemiologist Dr. Esther Ellis said the number of active cases of COVID-19 in the territory has remained higher that health officials had hoped, and she urged residents to take precautions against spreading the virus as Carnival season begins. “As we embark on

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See's Candies Must Face Worker's COVID Lawsuit After Cali High Court Denies Appeal
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SACRAMENTO — The California Supreme Court will not review a novel ruling that said a candymaker can be sued by an employee who claims she contracted COVID-19 at work and spread it to her husband, who died. Trade groups have warned the lawsuit could spur limitless liability for businesses, but

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Bureau of Internal Revenue Issuing Another $25 Million In Income Tax Refunds
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CHRISTIANSTED — During Monday’s weekly briefing, Government House Communications Director Richard Motta Jr. announced that the Government of the Virgin Islands (GVI) is distributing another $25 million in income tax refunds, which includes refunds from tax year 2020. This latest issuance addresses 2019 and prior year refunds that have been filed

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Service Members Receive Care Packages For COVID-19 Support
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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Members of the Virgin Islands National Guard serving on COVID-19 orders were among the 50 States and territories to receive Operation Gratitude care packages as part of a campaign to show appreciation to the men and women serving on COVID-19 orders for their continued steadfast commitment to

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Governor Bryan Drops Indoor Mask Requirement Effective Immediately
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CHRISTIANSTED — During the Government House weekly press briefing today, Governor Albert Bryan dropped the indoor mask mandate — effective immediately — no longer requiring face coverings indoors. There are a few notable exceptions such as: indoor and outdoor areas at ports of entry; indoor and outdoor areas at public,

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Martinique's Nightly Curfew Gets Pushed Back 2 Hours As Some COVID Restrictions Are Relaxed
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FORT-DE-FRANCE — Health protocols to protect against the coronavirus virus are loosening a little in Martinique.  The curfew that began in July in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic will be pushed back two hours starting Friday. It will now start at 10 p.m. instead of 8 p.m., the prefecture announced on Tuesday. Since December

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Health Department Sees Light At The End Of The Omicron Tunnel As COVID-19 Cases Decline
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CHRISTIANSTED — During the Government House weekly briefing today, Territorial Epidemiologist Dr. Esther Ellis reported that COVID-19 cases in the Territory continue to decline after weeks of a surge from the Omicron variant of the virus. “We are grateful for all the cooperation we’ve received from the other agencies, private supporters

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Health Department Confirms Territory's 97th COVID-19 Related Death
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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Department of Health has confirmed another COVID-19 related death, bringing the territory’s toll to 97. After notifying next of kin, Health announced that the deceased is a 77-year-old man on St. Croix. Health also urged unvaccinated residents to get vaccinated, noting the COVID-19 vaccine “can

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World Tops 2 Million New Daily COVID-19 Cases, But Deaths Are Down
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PARIS: The world recorded more than two million daily coronavirus cases on average between January 1 and 7 with figures doubling in 10 days, an Agence France-Presse tally showed on Saturday. An average of 2,106,118 new daily infections were reported over the seven-day period, shortly after the one million case threshold was passed

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Cuba Tightens Border Controls As Coronavirus Infections Rebound
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HAVANA — Cuba tightened border controls on Wednesday as the Caribbean island nation moved to tamp down a growing wave of coronavirus infections while keeping doors open for its economically vital tourism industry. The country will now require both a negative PCR within 72 hours and proof of vaccination of all visitors,

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