POLICE Maritime of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) have conducted sea patrols from Poha to Alligator Creek Bridge during the 60 hours lockdown in Honiara.
A statement from the Police today (Friday 21st January) said the sea patrols are to ensure there is no small boats and ships coming in and going out during the 60-hour lockdown.
The 60 hours lockdown in Honiara started on Wednesday 6pm and will end at 6am tomorrow (Saturday 22nd January).
Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau said restriction on movements of boats or vessels also applies during this 60 hours lockdown.
“…any boat or ship seen moving in and out during lock-down will be dealt with seriously according to law,” Mr Mangau said.
He said the lockdown is necessary as Honiara continued to experience an increase in COVID-19 community transmission.
“For those ships in Honiara and in the provinces please remain where you are, those people use to travel by boat please, remain home until 6am on 22 January.
“Exemptions will be for movements for medical reasons and will have to present themselves with appropriate documents to Police Maritime who will be patrolling the coastal waters of Honiara during the 60 hours lockdown,” the commissioner said.