Covid-19 patients to be released after 3 negative tests

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Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare
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BY BARNABAS MANEBONA

PUBLIC is reassured by government that the Coronavirus (Covid-19) cases that are still positive will only be released after they test negative for ‘three consecutive times’.

That is seven days apart after they become negative clarify Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare during his recent Covid-19 nationwide address last week.

Updating on the current status of Covid-19 in Solomon Islands, Mr Sogavare informed that the nation registered an additional case of Covid-19 (one of the students that arrived from Manila on  January 21) bringing the official number of total registered Covid-19 cases to 18.

“Apart from this new case, the last 2 cases from the UK that had turned negative had reactivated and have become positive again.

“This means we have 3 positive Covid-19 cases, only one of whom is new and the other 2 are reactivations. However, as I had indicated in my special address on Monday 29th January, the reactivated cases do not alter our official numbers, which remain at 18.

“Of these 18 cases, 14 are in the community, 4 are still at the field hospital including the student that had been brought back from Malaita province and who is still negative.

“I wish to reassure the public that we will only release the people who are still positive after they test negative for 3 consecutive times 7 days apart after they become negative,” said Sogavare.


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