New COVID cases in Gizo,public warned


GIZO Hospital has recorded COVID cases over the past weeks – losing its COVID free status since border restrictions were lifted.

According to reports, cases are expected to increase given that people are returning to normal life with less precaution on public health measures.

Speaking during an awareness program at the MSG building yesterday, Western Province Environmental Health Inspector, Merilyn Vana warned betel nut vendors and the general public to be cautious.

She said COVID-19 can easily transmit in areas where people are crowded such as at betel nut stalls.

Vana adds that betel nut stalls encouraged unnecessary social gathering and that Western Provincial Administration along with other stakeholders will take necessary steps to discourage such gatherings.

She went on to warn Gizo residents to be cautious and reemphasises public health measures to stop COVID-19 from further transmission.

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