March 18, 2020 - Premier King speaks with BioVectra CEO

Premier Dennis King spoke with Oliver Technow, Chief Executive Officer of BioVectra, to discuss the effects of COVID-19 on Island businesses. 

Premier King asked for continued collaboration and open lines of communication to ensure the needs of the private sector are heard. 

Mr. Technow discussed the importance of BioVectra to maintain operations with the reliance on the pharmaceutical industry and that BioVectra has put the necessary precautions in place to ensure the health and safety of its staff.

Both agreed that it is critical for the economy to continue as best as possible during this time and that measures need to be put in place to support the short and long-term needs of the community. 

The health and safety of Islanders is the greatest priority. The Province of Prince Edward Island is working closely with local, provincial, territorial and federal partners to minimize its health, economic and social impacts in Prince Edward Island and across the county. 

Islanders with questions about COVID-19 should call PEI’s toll-free information line at 1-800-958-6400. The information line is taking messages 24-hours a day, 7 days a week and Islanders who leave messages will receive a call back within 24 hours from the Chief Public Health Office.

Islanders experiencing symptoms (cough, fever, or shortness of breath) within 14 days after international travel should call 8-1-1 to be screened and, if necessary, directed for testing.

Those requiring immediate medical attention should call 9-1-1. 

For answers to general questions about COVID-19, visit our webpage at: www.princeedwardisland.ca/covid19.
Published date: 
March 18, 2020
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