“PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare will address the nation today on the coronavirus.
“This is to announce the next steps forward, which the Government will be undertaking following the Governor-General Sir David Vunagi’s declaration on the State of Public Emergency, Wednesday this week.
“This will be done in the best interest of our nation and its people,” a statement from the Office of the Prime Minister said.
“Both the Governor-General Sir David and the Attorney General John Muria Jnr clarified that the declaration does not mean a lockdown, but it is a measure available under emergency powers.
“The declaration under the Constitution invokes the Emergency Powers Act [cap 11], which provides that the Governor-General may make regulations as appear to him to be reasonably justifiable for the purpose of dealing with the situation that exists in the Solomon Islands,” the Attorney General said.”
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