CALL FOR A BAN ON FLIGHTS

CALL FOR A BAN ON FLIGHTS

CSOs are calling on the National Government for total shut-down on all international flights and ships for a definite period.

“Development Services Exchange (DSE) representing its CSO members and representatives from social media Yumi Tok Tok forum and Forum Solomon Islands International (FSII) in a meeting, Friday collectively made the call amidst the serious risk and threat COVID-19 will pose on the health of the people of Solomon Islands.

“Increasing number of flights and travellers entering Honiara puts a serious risk and threat to the current health system. Our current health system is inadequate to contain COVID-19 once it spreads at a faster rate.

“Hence, a ban on all international flights and boats for a definite period will provide ample time for responsible authorities to set-up preparation mechanisms to tackle COVID-19.

“The CSO groups raised their concerns that the situation our country is faced with is one we cannot compromise with.”

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