Covid fight is not over: PS McNeil

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COVID-19 fight is not over as increasing numbers of cases in Fiji and Papua New Guinea is still a concern for Solomon Islands, says Pauline McNeil.

Mrs McNeil, permanent secretary to the ministry of health, echoed this statement yesterday when speaking of covid-19 updates in the country.

“I want to say that the COVID-19 fight is not over yet with as number of COVID-19 cases is still increasing in two of our neighbouring countries in the region Fiji and PNG is a concern for us and so we all have a role to play

“I want to again reach out to everyone that we have our part to play. One of the part that you can play is to get vaccinated of COVID-19 if you are eighteen years and above,” she said.

McNeil adds, Solomon Islands is COVID-19 free for almost two months now. The last registered case which is the 20th case was reported over two months ago.

“I want to thank all front liners on Health, Camp management, our Partner ministries, police and biosecurity and customers who have continued to work together to try and address our ongoing efforts and for continuous prayers of family, friends and churches.

“I also thanked donor partners for their support in our response to fight against COVID-19,” she said.

McNeil further stressed that the Central Field Hospital (CFH) is still accommodating vaccination roll out.

The first dose of Sinopharm is still ongoing and second doses of AstraZeneca is recommencing as well.

“I reach out to people who yet to come for their second dose to come forward to get you second dose of AstraZeneca,” she said.

“For provinces West, Choiseul and Border their first doses complete their second dose will happened sometimes later this month.”