Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) have allowed small canteens to operate outside of the main Honiara central business district (CBD) providing services until 6pm this evening.
Police Commissioner, Mostyn Mangau said though the lockdown was announced yesterday for Honiara boundaries, our canteens can open until 6pm to support communities during these few hours of lockdown.
Commissioner Managau said this applies to outside of the main Honiara central business district and only to support our families during the current situation.
“ Do not take this opportunity to access the town boundaries since the situation is not safe.”
Mr Mangau said while giving this privilege to families, he appeals for cooperation from communities to adhere to the lockdown and support each other until the remaining hours of the lockdown.”
A lockdown has been approved by Hon. Manasseh Damukana Sogavare, Prime Minister, under regulations 15(1)(a) and (2) and 17(1)(a) and (b) of the Emergency Powers (COVID-19)(No. 3) Regulations 2021 (Legal Notice No. 318 of 2021) within Honiara boundary and to be enforced by RSIPF commencing 7.00 pm on Wednesday 24 November 2021 until 7 am on Friday 26 November 2021 respectively.