BY ALEX DADAMU
PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has urged returning passengers to abide by rules and regulations and be patient with quarantine requirements.
Prime Minister Sogavare made the statement when addressing the nation today Friday 3rd July 2020, in his weekly nationwide COVID-19 updates.
Prime Minister Sogavare reminded returnees stating that everyone has a responsibility to keep the Country and Citizens safe.
“Fellow citizens. We are also aware of social issues raised however, my simple plea to our returning passengers, is that we all have to protect this nation.
“Therefore I am simply asking returning passengers to abide by our rules and regulations and be patient with our quarantine requirements.
“We cannot let our guards down. We must learn from the experiences of our close neighboring countries. We all have a responsibility to keep our country and citizens safe,” Prime Minister Sogavare said.
He emphasized that all passengers, regardless of nationality and status, are currently undergoing strict quarantine and to be monitored daily during the quarantine period.
Meanwhile, Sogavare reveals that the government is also working closely with the respective governments of Tonga and Samoa to repatriate some of Solomon Islands citizens there.
“We will provide updates on this plan flights when necessary arrangements are done,” He said.
Prime Minister Sogavare in the Meantime extends appreciation to the New Zealand and Australian Governments and donor partners for their timely assistance in providing personal protection equipments COVID-19 extraction kits to support the recent repatriation flights.
“The medical supplies flown in by the New Zealand defense force on Monday this week provided the much-needed support to our front liners for the repatriation exercise.
“Allow me to thank New Zealand and Australian Governments and our other donor partners for their timely assistance in providing personal protection equipments COVID-19 extraction kits to support the repatriation flights this week,” Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare said.