Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has announced that curfew will be imposed starting tomorrow. It will start at 3pm each afternoon and lifted at 9am the next morning on a daily basis until it is revoked.
With the coronavirus spreading, Sogavare has announced new measures with curfew at the centre of his plan to limit the movement of people.
“From 9 am on 30th January 2022, the Honiara Emergency Zone Boundary will remain on hard lockdown until it is revoked. No one is allowed to leave the Honiara Emergency Zone, and no one is allowed to enter unless exempted. Form 9 am on 30th January 2022 new Curfew hours will be implemented between 3pm each afternoon and lifted at 9am the next morning on a daily basis until it is revoked.
He only fully vaccinated people are allowed to move around freely between 9am and 3 pm each day.
Businesses can open between 9am and 3pm each day.
Sogavare said the lockdown in Lord Howe Community and Burns Creek Community remain in force until they are revoked.
“This new arrangement will be reviewed regularly to ensure there is a balance between the health requirements and our economy,” he said.