THERE is now growing fear that the local freighter vessel MV Nusatupe visited more areas than expected.
Reports reaching Solomon Star Gizo said the vessel anchored at Rukutu to off load cargoes as well as passengers then travelled to Munda and Taro.
Noro refused the vessel entry so the vessel headed straight for Gizo before heading to Honiara.
Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare yesterday confirmed that seven crew members from MV Nusatupe have been tested positive.
Following the Prime Minister’s announcement, some informed the Solomon Star that the crew members of the vessel also went to Tolavaena Night Club when the vessel was in Munda.
Reports said in Gizo the crew of the vessel took a boat to shore, hired a taxi in Gizo and spent Friday night in Gizo before returning to the vessel.
Yesterday’s report has sent shockwave across the west.
Many islanders who came to Gizo also returned home early in boats load with food ready for an imminent lockdown.
Meanwhile, contact tracing is now underway in areas that MV Nusatupe visited.
By ULUTAH GINA
Gizo NEWS BUREAU