Health Authorities have heightened their preparedness for any potential cases of covid-19 if the virus hits Honiara City.
Currently, an isolation ward at the National Referral Hospital is being set up for confirmed or suspected cases. The World Health Organisations (WHO) is assisting with equipment, while the New Zealand Government is supporting the cost of refurbishment.
A triage site, where patients are first assessed for treatment at NRH is now operating and has already been used to assess current suspected cases.
A quarantine facility in Honiara is now operating with nurses and security officers on site. This facility is setup for people who are not sick, but who are assessed as being at risk of having exposed to the virus.
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