These centres are open from 8am-4pm seven days a week. A separate dentist is available for urgent treatment outside of these hours.

Given that dentists are in close contact with their patients, the national coordinator of dental practices Tom Ulveling decided to close all dental offices to prevent further spread of the coronavirus.

The mixture of air and water used to cool drilling instruments can create a comfortable environment for viruses and bacteria to spread. This increases the risk of infection.

One centre is currently open in the south, centre and north of the country, where at least two doctors are available between 8am-4pm seven days a week.

Individuals with dental issues that require urgent attention should call the hotline number 8002-8080.

Volunteer dentists are working around the clock to attend to all patients.