RSIPF involves in lockdown operations in Honiara

The roundabout at the Honiara City Council
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THE Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) has activated its operations following the approval of the 60 hours lockdown yesterday evening.

The RSIPF when activating its operations, deployed officers to their strategic locations with the Emergency Zones as of 6PM last night,

Deputy Commissioner Operations, Juanita Matanga said the lockdown started at 6pm last night and will finish at 6am on 22 January 2022.”

DC Matanga said police are providing security in support to the Ministry of Health and Medical Services as the leading agency, following information that a COVID-19 community transmission was recorded here in Honiara.

Ms Matanga said from the police operational perspective, there will be boundaries from Poha Bridge in North West Guadalcanal to Alligator Creek in the Eastern side of Honiara International Airport, within Honiara and part of Guadalcanal policing jurisdiction.

 “I call on all communities in Honiara to adhere to Health protocols and cooperate with each other to protect our family, community and the country as we try to manage the transmission of COVID-19 in our communities.

Police will be out there should you need assistance, do not hesitate to call in at the nearest checkpoints.

“It is a lockdown and police will arrest and charge those who breached it. I ask you, my good people in Honiara, to stay home during the lockdown. Other essential services will be exempted and work during the lockdown period to attend other essential services,” DC Matanga said.