BY BEN BILUA
COVID-19 tests on front line workers who were under quarantine in Western Province all came back negative.
Reports reaching this paper states that the front line workers along with their family members were graduated and released after completing their 14 days quarantine last week.
Source close to the issue stated that the front line workers were checked twice and results determined were all negative.
“There should be three tests but the ones supposed to do the testing were the ones under quarantine.
“The decision to graduate the front line workers from quarantine after two tests were based on the facts that the front line workers were fully dressed with PPE when conducting testing on the foreign vessel and also these front line workers were fully vaccinated.
“By the look at the situation, there have been shortage of staff to handle the situation from the quarantine sites as those officers who supposed to carry testing are the ones in quarantine,” the source said.
The source further stated that the public should not be afraid and also stop spreading false information that would cause panic to the general public.
Island Sun understands that there has been misinformation circulating after the positive case was found.
Information reaching Island Sun Gizo office states that there has been a breached on COVID-19 Procedures and Protocol of Swabbing and handling of samples from the foreign vessel to Gizo Medical Lab.
But the source said the procedures and protocols have been respected and followed that there is nothing to be afraid of.