PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare says the country’s COVID-19 free status is a testament of the pre-arrival and post-arrival protocols, and the dedication of all our front liners.
The Prime Minister said Solomon Islands has been COVID-19 free now for almost 3 months.
“This is a testament to our pre-arrival and post-arrival protocols, and the dedication of all our front liners,” he said.
Prime Minister Sogavare said 18 of the 20 previously positive people have completed their 90-days follow-up periods and have been released.
He said the remaining two people will complete their 90-days this month and will be released if their final review returns negative.
“I thank all the former positive cases for their corporation with our health team,” he said.
The Prime Minister also urged all former positive cases to be vaccinated.
“Recent studies have shown that previously positive people develop much longer protection against COVID-19 if they also get vaccinated after their infection,” Prime Minister Sogavare said.