BY MAVIS N PODOKOLO
INDIVIDUALS from the flight marked as high-risk and those from the Philippines third repatriation flight have had their mandatory quarantine period extended to 21 days.
This was confirmed by Pauline McNeil, permanent secretary to Ministry of Health and Medical Services last Sunday.
“Those who have who have flew in from the high-risk repatriated flight on February 7 and those who have flew in from Philippines have their mandatory quarantine period extended to another 21 days,” said McNeil.
She said lately a total of 122 persons have graduated from the Governments funded facilities. This leaves a balance of those who have flew in from the high-risk countries and those who have flew in from Philippines.
Dr Jimmie Rodgers Deputy Secretary to Oversight Committee adds, the next repatriation is likely on March 7.
“We are looking at one more flight to Manila because we still have more than 40 students left in the Philippines.
“Tentatively this flight is schedule for March 7, but we have to reconfirm whether that is the date or it will be delayed because we are trying to also link people from other parts of the world on to that destination,” said Rodgers.
He said this is because there are still some people from UK, USA, and also foreigner nationals yet to come to work on major projects like the Tina Hydro, the airport construction, the road construction.