“His Excellency the Governor General Sir David Vunagi has declared that a State of Public Emergency (SOPE) still exists in Solomon Islands.
“This is in accordance with Section 16(2) of the Constitution and in light of an assessment of the threat posed by COVID-19 that the Government has conducted.
“As recommended in the threat assessment, the risks associated with the continued spread of COVID-19 is a matter of national security.
“As such, the Cabinet advised that the state of public emergency still exist in Solomon Islands.
“The Government recognizes that the importation of the COVID-19 could be catastrophic for Solomon Islands considering the limited health resources we currently have and that Solomon Islands will only be safe if the COVID-19 does not enter Solomon Islands,” Sir Vunagi stated in his declaration.”
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