The government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines has set up a hotline to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19, one case of which has been confirmed locally.
Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves said on Saturday that the hotline was set up one day earlier.
The number is 543-HEAL (543-4325) and has seven lines, Gonsalves said.
“Yesterday, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health signed an agreement with the second telecoms provider for another telephone number with additional lines. An announcement will be made on that number very shortly.”
Gonsalves said that persons who believe that they might have come into contact with the virus should call the hotline.
“You don’t have to go and overburden the clinic. You don’t have to go and overburden the hospital,” he said.