The government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines on Thursday May 7, 2020 announced the completion of the isolation center at Argyle.
Three companies were contracted to complete the retrofitting work on the facility, which began in March this year.
Minister of Health, Wellness and the Environment, Hon. Luke Browne has advised that the center can now receive patients.
Speaking on Facebook on Monday (May. 11), Browne said, “the Honourable Prime Minister visited the Isolation Centre earlier today. The facility is ready to receive patients if necessary.”
The facility has been retrofitted to accommodate 24 patients with 14 upstairs and 10 downstairs. The center also comprises of support facilities for 12 medical staff and the preparation of food.
The upper floor will house men and the lower, women.
St. Vincent and the Grenadines has recorded seventeen cases of COVID-19. As of May 11, there were 8 active cases and 9 recoveries.