SOLOMON ISLANDS PM: protocols, standing operating procedures activated
PRIME Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare says the declaration of the first positive COVID-19 case in Solomon Islands has now activated all protocols and standing operating procedures.
Mr.Sogavare when announcing the first positive case said risk assessment in the quarantine stations have been done by the surveillance team.
He said case investigation has already commenced and contact tracing is also in operation.
This process includes informing our representatives in Manila to ensure that persons who came into contact with the infected student in Manila are also informed and necessary precautions put in place, he said.
PM Sogavare said risk assessment is now being carried out for all front line staff that were working on the night the flight arrived from the Philippines.
Based on the outcome of this assessment, front line staff that came into contact with the affected students will also be quarantined and tested, he said.
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