THE geographical boundaries of the infection in Honiara is yet to be established according to the Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare.
“We have not yet established the full extent of the COVID-19 infection in Honiara, since this diagnosis.
However, as the positive case lived in a household with other people, and as some other passengers that travelled on the vessel have been reported to be unwell, I am sad to inform you that we already have community transmission of COVID-19 in Honiara, “Sogavare said.
He said the most important priority at the moment is they are now working on the exact locations as of yesterday.
“The most important priority in the next 24 to 48 hours is to (i) identify the exact location of all the passengers that arrived in Honiara from Ontong Java on 10th January 2021, and (ii) determine the geographical boundaries of spread of COVID-19 infection in Honiara.
“Once we determine these boundaries, we can focus on activities inside and outside of these boundaries,” Sogavare said.