BY SAMIE WAIKORI
FIVE people who have recently tested positive for COVID-19 in Auki are in stable condition.
Chairman of the Emergency Operation Centre for covid-19 at Kilu’ufi hospital and Director of Malaita Provincial Health Authority, Dr. Rex Maukera confirmed this to Island Sun Auki today.
He said five positive cases in Auki are in stable condition with no severe illness being shown.
Maukera said the cases are currently under home quarantine and the provincial health continues to closely monitor their situation.
He said since their status was announced, the provincial health team also began contact tracing of people suspected of interacting with them.
On that note, Maukera said at the moment they are waiting for the result of six tests sent over to Honiara over the weekend for confirmation.
He said as long as they receive the results it will support their planning to go about contact tracing.
Maukera advised residents of Auki and the traveling public of Malaita to limit their entry and exit from Auki town to help current contact tracing in Auki.
He stressed that this will also help stop further community transmission in the province.