COVID recovery in Malaita as outbreak continues

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Recovery of covid-19 cases in Malaita continues to be seen as the province faces growing community transmission.

Chairman of Malaita Emergency Operation Centre (EOC), Dr Rex Maukera told this paper on Monday this week 10 patients recovered and were tested and found to be covid-19 free.

He said there are patients in isolation who are recovering, and the EOC team continues to provide them tests as they recover.

Maukera said meanwhile, community transmission is in the province, and that people in Malaita province must continue to adhere to covid-19 measures and listen out for further updates and advice.

He said cases in the province continues to increase.

He said since Monday this week, three patients had been on oxygen and are being monitored.

Maukera also said they continue to receive reports from Ontong Java (MOI), and communities there are in a stable situation.

He said that the current status of the virus will have significant impact on communities and people are asked to adhere to covid-19 measures seriously.

Maukera said the provincial health is currently facing inadequate resources and as staffs are down to the virus it has made it more difficult for them to provide expected services needed.