“Solomon Islands is not taking any chances when it comes to COVID-19. This was stressed by the Attorney General of Solomon Islands, John Muria Jnr.

“Muria said people’s safety is of paramount importance and a priority for the government at this point in time.

“Government stakeholders met with the media yesterday to highlight government’s activities to respond to the COVID-19 from reaching Solomon Islands.

“Health Minister, Dickson Mua said the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) is working closely with their partners to address the issue of COVID-19.

Mua said MHMS is working closely with the Ministry of Commerce, office of the Prime Minister, WHO and other frontline stakeholders.

“The Ministry is also making sure that we are as prepared as we can be, if COVID-19 does reach Solomon Islands”, Mua said.

“A COVID-19 operational plan was endorsed by cabinet last week. The operational plan summarizes activities the Health Ministry is undertaking.

“The Solomon Islands government is committed to keeping Solomon Islands protected against potential threats and has approved contingency warrant funds totaling 6.6million to support the MHMS COVID-19 prevention and preparedness activities”, Mua said.

“Travellers from restricted countries are firmly denied entry into the Solomon Islands.”

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