‘Still a Low Risk for Community Transmission’

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Honiara City is still a low risk for a possible outbreak of COVID-19 into the community.

BY TAVAKE SIMON HANA’AROA

THE country’s Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has made an assurance to the nation this afternoon that there is still a low risk for a possible outbreak of COVID-19 into the community.

He made this announcement following the confirmation of four more new cases of COVID-19 in the country.

He said the virus is contained within the isolation facilities and the quarantine facilities.

“Fellow citizens despite this setback of having four more new cases of COVID-19 in the country, I assure the nation the virus is contained within the isolation facilities and the quarantine centres.

“I assure the nation that as of now, there is no need to worry about community transmission, which is the only ground upon which a lockdown will be appropriate for the sole purpose of enabling our front-liners to undertake contact tracing within the community.

He added: “There has been no bridge that would put the public at risk.
“We will wait to see the rest of the tests that have been done today and the second round of tests later in the week to make an informed decision on further actions that may be needed going forward.

“Our dedicated front-liners have vowed not to let that happen,” Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has assured.

All four cases are from the 16 returning soccer players of Royal Football Academy that had been stranded in the United Kingdom since early this year.