Honiara declared emergency zone
By ANDREW FANASIA
PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare had ordered that all the night clubs and pubs within the city boundary shut down temporarily.
He made the following orders under the power vested on him when he addressed the nation yesterday in response to the escalation of COVID-19 threat that it poses to the Solomon Islands
In exercise of the powers vested upon Sogavare under the Emergency Powers (COVID-19) Regulations 2020 he has already made six orders.
(a) An order declaring Honiara to be an emergency zone starting from Alligator Creek to Poha River and
(b) An order to temporarily close the following places in the emergency zone
- kava bars;
(c) An Order for the release of Members Discretionary Fund under Regulation 9(3)(a) of the Members of Parliament (Entitlements) Commission Regulations 1988 to Members of Parliament for the purpose of the repatriation of public officers or of the public of their constituency from Honiara to their village.
(d) An Order declaring designated places a quarantine stations
(e) An Order to prohibit the entry of Non-Citizens into the Solomon Islands
(f) An Order to ban pleasure vessels entering the Solomon Islands.