The Malaita Provincial Premier Daniel Suidani has appealed to all Malaitans and the public to remain in their homes and communities while listening to health advices.
He issued the appealed early this week in light of the growing threat from COVID community transmission.
So far 755 cases have been recorded with five deaths as of Thursday.
“Now that the dreadful COVID-19 pandemic has arrived in our dear country we must make sure it is controlled via adhering to proper advice that also includes vaccination.”
He said AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccines are shown to be the most effective vaccines and people need to take them to keep safe if that is what the competent authorities have advised us on.
Meanwhile, Suidani warned people against congregating in large numbers and crowds.
“The virus spreads from person to person so I appeal for our Malaita people to remain in their villages and households.
“This is not the time for gatherings or celebrations, sometimes people can be infected but not show any signs.
“Thats why its important to stay still in your homes and villages,” Suidani stated.
By SOLOMON LOFANAAuki News Bureau