Noro Community swabbing next

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Noro and surrounding communities are next to be swabbed as the testing programme nears completion.

Noro COVID-19 Oversight Committee Forum, Chairperson of Noro COVID-19 Oversight Committee Inspector Robert Hickie said swabbing on priority areas are almost done and the next schedule is to reach to communities in Noro Town.

He said his committee has proposed swabbing a system where swabbing will be done according to communities.

Hickie said the system will allow the committee to do a community lock-sdown for swabbing to roll out. 

“Back way and mobile area will be shut down to concentrate for their swabbing.

“Kitano, Noro Base, Koguporo and Baeroko will follow suit,” he said.

“As soon as the swabbing exercise is completed then a thorough review will be undertaken to make assessments and analysis of data’s to determine the scale of the transmission and the status of the disease,” Hickie added.

He said vaccination is still on hold and his committee is putting effort to roll out vaccination anytime soon.

“Vaccination rolls out is still uncertain at the moment  however the committee push to have this done this week for Noro will be made known to us anytime this week pending outcomes from the Health Main Operation Team,” Hickie said.