Home quarantine patients urged to take responsibility in Western province

Gizo market
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CHAIRPERSON of Western Provincial Disaster Operation Committee has called on family members of people who are undergoing self-isolation at homes to take responsibility in making sure COVID-19 protocols are respected.

Jeffrey Wickham made the call following reports that few people have breached safety protocols.

He said managing home quarantine in urban centres has been very difficult given the limited manpower and financial resources to meet people’s expectations.

“We are certain that those who are undergoing home quarantine in villages are easier to manage because we have community based COVID-19 taskforce to look after the patients.

“But it is quite difficult in our towns, therefore, those concerned must be responsible not to spread the virus,” Wickham said.

Reports reaching Island Sun Gizo said that few individuals who are living with positive cases were seen walking freely at Gizo town.

Concerned Gizo residence feared such practice put the general public at high risk and that responsible authorities need to address the issue.