GET VACCINATED: MALAITA HEALTH

MALAITA Province is calling on all unvaccinated people in the province to get vaccinated immediately. Director Malaita Province Health Authority Dr Rex Maukera said currently only 26.5 per cent of Malaita Province population is vaccinated. “This is very low compared to the expected 80 to 90 per cent coverage,” Dr Maukera said. The director made…

NORO PORT CLEARANCE REFUSED

NORO Port in the Western Province will not be providing clearance for all overseas vessels entering Solomon Islands waters. This decision was made by the Provincial Health and Emergency Oversight Committee (PHEOC) during its meeting yesterday (Wednesday 19th January) in Gizo. PHEOC chairman Jeffery Wickham said the National Oversight Committee has requested the use of…

PM urge people to get vaccinated

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare is renewing his call for all adults in Honiara and all children to get vaccinated as soon as possible. Mr Sogavare made the call yesterday (19th January 2021) when announcing the community transmission of COVID-19 in Honiara after a person travelling from Ontong Java onboard MV Akwa to Honiara on 10th…

CONTACT TRACING STARTS IN NORO

A MEDICAL team from Gizo is now in Noro, Western Province after a person with close contact to one of the positive COVID-19 cases arrive in Noro on Sunday evening. The person is now under house quarantine. Director acting for Western Provincial Health and Medical Services (WPHMS) Dr Michael Belande Buin informed the Provincial Health…