BY MAVIS N PODOKOLO
THE national government reassures the nation that they are remaining committed to ensure there is zero case in the country.
A report by the National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) last week said:
“The Government remains committed in ensuring there is a zero COVID-19 community transmission and have been successful so far in containing it within the quarantine walls.”
The report stressed that a total number of COVID-19 cases recorded in the country to date stands at 20. The country has been COVID free for the last four months.
With this as part of the country’s preparedness in dealing with COVID-19 community transmission, the country went into a strict lockdown on the 29th to 31st of August, 2021 on the declared Honiara Emergency Zone.
The report said vaccination roll-out also continues but at a slow rate.
“Members of the public 18 years and above are strongly encouraged to be vaccinated,” the report said.
In addition vaccination roll-out for all citizens including foreign nationals continues for Honiara, Guadalcanal, Western, Choiseul and the Malaita Provinces. Roll-out to the remaining provinces is progressing which includes training for all front liners.