BY TAVAKE SIMON HANA’AROA
PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has warned students in the Philippines to refrain from doing things that may put other students and the country at risk.
With tomorrow’s repatriation flight from the Philippines canceled to a later date from 6 of the students being tested positive from COVID-19, it had come to the oversight committee’s knowledge that the students had broken quarantine protocols in manila.
This had resulted in the Oversight Committee recommended that the flight be postponed to another date.
In his speech, Prime Minister said the students could not have contracted Covid-19 in the hotel and that their actions have put all the students living in the same hotel at risk.
“The students had broken quarantine in Manila. They could not have contracted Covid-19 in the hotel. They would have gone out of the hotel. They have now put all the students living in the same hotel at risk.
“Our health team is currently undertaking contact tracing. As soon as we have a clearer picture of the situation, we will reschedule the flight.
“I ask all the students remaining in Manila at a huge cost to the country, please, do not do things that will put other students and our country at risk. We will establish if the 6 students had broken quarantine,” he said.