Continue with covid-19 basic measures: McNeil

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The fight against Covid-19 is not yet over according to the Ministry of Health as cases surge in neighbouring Fiji and Papua New Guinea.
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BY MAVIS N PODOKOLO

Public is being encouraged to continue with basic covid-19 safety measures.

Permanent Secretary to Ministry of Health and Medical Services Pauline McNeil issued this advice amid the roll-out of the covid-19 vaccine.

She said despite being vaccinated, public must continue practising the safety measures

She said the basic COVID-19 basic safety practices include; washing your hands frequently with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand rub, covering mouth and nose with a bent elbow or tissue when coughing and sneezing – dispose of the tissue immediately and clean your hands afterwards, keeping your distance, avoiding touching eyes, nose and mouth and avoiding unnecessary overcrowding and social gathering.

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare early this week in his national address also reminded public to maintain the above measures.

“It is crucial we maintain covid-19 safety practises that have been announced by the Ministry of Health and Medical Service in their awareness programmes,” he said.


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