Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has revealed that four passengers from the recently directly flight from China were prohibited to board due to non-compliance to the country’s pre-arrival mandatory testing requirements and protocols.
Speaking today during his nation wide address, Sogavare also used to the opportunity to update on the status of the passengers that arrived on the flight from Guangzhou, China to Honiara last week 2nd September 2020.
He said all 104 passengers that arrived from Guangzhou since arrival have now been quarantined at their designated quarantine stations under strict conditions.
“My good people, initially there were 108 passengers that were supposed to board the flight to Honiara, however, only 104 were allowed to board the flight because four passengers were prohibited to board due to non-compliance to our country’s pre-arrival mandatory testing requirements and protocols.
“This is how serious the Government is with our testing protocols and we will not allow anyone regardless of their status or nationality to board a flight if he/she does not meet our pre-arrival mandatory testing requirements and protocols,” Sogavare said in his address.
He also revealed that all passengers that arrived last week had at least 2 COVID-19 tests prior to boarding and departure and all their results were negative.
Sogavare added that all 104 passengers were thoroughly checked by health frontline workers upon arrival at the Henderson Airport and were all cleared to proceed to their designated quarantine stations.