COVID 19 cases are slowly increasing again in Malaita Province.
This was confirmed by Malaita Province Health director Dr Rex Maukera.
With the increasing cases, Dr Maukera is again calling on those who are yet to get vaccinated to visit the vaccination fixed sites immediately to get their vaccines.
He also reminded the Malaita public to adhere to all COVID-19 safe practices.
On Tuesday night, Minister of Health and Medical Services Dr Culwick Togamana said Solomon Islands must remain in solidarity as one family in our fight against COVID-19.
He said this means everyone must practice strict COVID-19 safe measures.
“It saddens me to see people complaining on the lack of enforcing COVID-19 measures by health and other responsible authorities.
“This should not be the case.
“We should all take responsibility for our own health and that of our families and friends and practice COVID measure without the need for anyone to tell us or remind us to do so,” Dr Togamana said.
He said currently mass gatherings including churches should be restricted however if the gathering must proceed then organisers and authorities should seek the advice of the National Health Emergency Operations centre for guidance to ensure safety for everyone at the event.
He also called on all eligible men, women and children from 12 years to get vaccinated.
“This is the true meaning of umi tugeda against COVID-19,” the Minister said.
Meanwhile, Dr Togamana said between April 27 and April 28 Solomon Islands has recorded 621 new COVID-19 cases – 450 from Honiara, 48 from Malaita Province, 114 from Central Islands Province, three from Western Province and six from Rennell and Bellona.
“Overall hospitalisation due to COVID-19 remains low and I thank the frontline medical teams at our various hospitals and clinics for managing and providing the necessary care to COVID-19 patients,” the Minister said.
The country’s death count still remains at 141.
By SOLOMON LOFANA
Auki News Bureau