Shipping restrictions delays covid centre in Auki

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The work on Auki’s covid-19 centre at Aligegeo school is facing delays due to restrictions on ships from Honiara to the provinces.

Chairman of Malaita’s Disaster operations committee (PDOC) Mr Charles Koto however updates that work is nearing completion.

He said work is on renovating facilities within the school include girl’s and boy’s dormitory and the school chapel that will use for the operation.

Koto said work should complete this week, but lack of materials due to non-arrival of ships from Honiara to Auki will delay the completion of the work to next week

He said as long as the work is complete, covid-18 operation at Kilu’ufi hospital and general outpatient will relocate to Aligegeo School.

This paper understands that since the outbreak in Auki, cases have been isolated at their homes, motels and very limited cases at Kilu’ufi isolation centre.

The completion of the new covid-19 centre at Aligegeo School will provide a designated isolation centre for the province especially Auki town.