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.

He 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.

3 replies on “COVID-19 in SVG: Gov’t sets up hotline”

  1. this strategy would be good for domestic violence and abused children also ……why not setup a system like this for them …………they may already have something in place but they need to treat it with the same urgency as this virus .

  2. Population 110k, 1000 police and (how many ambulances, personnel, and hospital beds?) 20 hotlines? Big belly really doesn’t have a clue. People, the best way to avoid contracting or spreading is to minimize or avoid human contact especially and, if you can stay home as much as possible, wash your hands regularly, use disposable paper towels to sneeze, keep at least 5 feet distance from the next person. Do not attend parties or organize festivals, stay away from the public beach, public library, etc. Your life is the most valuable thing you have so take care of it.

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