15 March 2020 – Hospitals suspend outpatient clinics to focus on coronavirus

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Intervention Categories: Legal and policy; Regulatory change; Social and physical distancing measures; Adapting or closing offices, businesses, institutions, and operations; Special populations
Level of Jurisdiction: National

Overview: Health and Social Security suspend attention to patients with medical appointments to prioritize coronavirus emergency. The authorities of the Ministry of Health (MINSAL) indefinitely suspended the outpatient clinic on Sunday to avoid outbreaks of infection due to crowds and to make available to the coronavirus emergency all the personnel who work in the public health network.
Full details here: https://www.laprensagrafica.com/elsalvador/Salud-y-Seguro-Social-suspenden-atencion-a-pacientes-con-cita-medica-para-priorizar-emergencia-del-coronavirus-20200315-0020.html