MAKIRA-ULAWA Province will set up its isolation centre at Waimapuru National Secondary School as part of its coronavirus preparedness exercise.
Premier Julian Maka’a announced this at provincial capital Kirakira, Monday during the launch of the province’s COVID-19 (coronavirus) Awareness Program.
Maka’a said his Government had agreed to set up the Quarantine and Isolation Centre at Waimapuru following lengthy talks with members of the Provincial Taskforce Committee chaired by the Director of Health Services, John Harara.
Waimapuru National Secondary School has closed following instructions from the National Government and the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development, because of the threat the coronavirus poses to Solomon Islands.
Meanwhile, Maka’a commended the Provincial Taskforce, its chairman and committee members, doctors and nurses and the Provincial Police Commander and others in the COVID-19 Provincial Situation Frontline Teams for doing a wonderful job.
“We in the Government will share with you the hardship of the preparatory situation and we put our very trust in you for the safety of the people, and I will add my Government appreciates what you are doing so far.
“We share our prayers, hope, and trust in your work and vision to keep us safe and prepared for this unknown and rare virus.”
Maka’a concluded by saying that his government will continue to support and listen out for further mitigations of the situation.