BY MAVIS N PODOKOLO
WORK to revamp staff houses for health workers in the three clinics along the border catchment area is progressing and will be fully operational to the overall covid-19 operations along the border with Bougainville soon.
This was confirmed by Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare yesterday.
“Work is also progressing on the refurbishment of staff houses for health workers in the three clinics along the border catchment area.
“This work is expected to be completed by the end of this month. All three clinics will soon be fully operational and contribute significantly to the overall covid-19 operations along the border with Bougainville,” said Sogavare.
He adds, no illegal entry has been reported since the Christmas period along the declared emergency zone in the western border as well as in Choiseul province
However, Sogavare echoed that a breach of the State of Public Emergency was reported and responded to at the Noro international seaport.
He said this incident involved a crew from a logging ship who disembarked the ship and went into the Noro Township market.
“Despite their being little risk of covid-19 transmission, the vessel was detained and only released following the owner’s and agent’s compliance with our legal requirements.
“Fellow citizens in Choiseul, Western province, and Malaita Outer Islands, please continue to be vigilant and report any suspicious movements or illegal entries along our western borders to nearest police or health authorities or call health toll free line 115 or police toll free line 999,” said Sogavare.