BY MAVIS N PODOKOLO
THE Guangzhou charter flight to bring in workers to work at the Mamara Tasifarongo development housing project will arrive today.
Dr Jimmie Rodgers, secretary to the prime minister confirmed this yesterday during the second radio talkback show on covid-19 updates for this year.
“A charter flight from Guangzhou will be arriving tomorrow (today). This flight will bring in workers to work at the Mamara Tasifarongo development and also will bring in some additional people from there (Guangzhou),” said Rodgers.
On the same event he stressed that for repatriation flight the oversight committee had agreed that after the high-risk repatriation flight on February 7, repatriation flights will come to a stop and be reviewed by the Oversight Committee and forwarded to caucus to say a final decision on the rest of the repatriation flights for this year.
“Probably the only exception to that one is the left-over students in Philippines. On the third Manila Repartition flight 17 students were not able to make it home due to paper work.
“We offload nine, six of whom were positive and were now detected negative and another group that were close contact. So, we can now start planning for this repatriation flight likely maybe in three-week times.
“We also have one of our students who cannot fly because she is ready to give birth to her baby before the next repatriation flight is scheduled,” said Rodgers.
He said there is a total of about 44 students who are still in the Philippines. The Oversight Committee is now working on how to bring them home.