BY MAVIS N PODOKOLO
PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has encouraged people of Isabel to receive the covid-19 vaccine when their turn comes in the future.
Sogavare gave this call in the recent commemoration of the province’s Second Appointed in capital, Buala.
“I encourage people of Isabel to get vaccinated when your turn comes,” he said.
Sogavare said there are the people who are exposed to high risks and this is why the Ministry of Health and Medical Services are vaccinating them first.
“Currently we have two vaccines that being used and that is Astra-Zeneca and Sinopharm. I am pleased to say that so far the vaccination roll-out has been quite successful,” he said.
Sogavare said it is the government’s strategy to keep people safe through vaccination.
“Another strategy to keep or people safe is to vaccinate our people. The government has a vaccination roll-out plan that we have been implementing and we are planning to vaccinate all our people. We have been vaccinating our front-liners, our people in Honiara and those people at the Western Border,” he said.
Sogavare said COVID-19 has managed to breach the country’s borders but it was contained and eliminated it in the quarantine stations.
“So far we have registered 20 cases, however, and all are now negative. There are no new cases of COVID-19 and most importantly there is no community transmission,” he said.