There are still 37 persons living in at least three shelters on mainland St. Vincent, these persons having been displaced as a result of the eruption of the La Soufrière volcano on April 9.
Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves provided the update during the October 6 edition of the ‘Face to Face’ programme on NBC Radio.
According to the Prime Minister, there were three persons at the Kingstown Government School (KGS), 13 at the Biabou Methodist School and 21 at the J.P Eustace Memorial Secondary School.
He explained that there were a few persons at the KGS and the Biabou Methodist schools who had tested positive for COVID-19, providing added reason why those shelters were still in operation.
However, the Prime Minister assured that the goal was to have the other returned home and once the all clear was given, he was hopeful that they should have been out by the end of this week.
Once the evacuees were out, BRAGSA would begin repairs and clean-up work in order to have those institutions ready for when the second phase of instructions was expected to begin later this month.