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Mother and child tests “negative” for COVID-19

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A mother and her child who recently returned from Bougainville, PNG and showed flue like symptoms have been tested negative for COVID-19 but are still kept in the Gizo Quarantine Centre.

In his weekly address this afternoon on COVID-19 Updates, Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare said the Ministry of Health and Medical Services had conducted two more in country COVID-19 tests on a mother and her child.

The mother and child were in Bougainville to attend a funeral and returned to Gizo.

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“Samples were immediately collected in Gizo after they showed flu like symptoms and was flown to Honiara for testing. Both test results returned negative,” he said.

The mother and her child together with other family members who returned from the funeral are now under quarantine for 14 days.

Sogavare said the Ministry of Health and Medical Services would continue to monitor their daily health status as per the standard operating procedures.

The latest negative test result ensures Solomon Islands enjoys COVID-19 free status.

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