The National Disaster Operations Centre (NEOC) based at the National Disaster Management Officer (NDMO) is now on “Full Activation” mode following the announcement by His Excellency the Governor Generals declaring a “State of Public e-Emergency” in Solomon Islands as of 4:00pm this afternoon. A measure taken by the Government in response to the continuing increase of the COVID-19.
Initially, since 4th February 2020, the NEOC has been placed on “Standby Activation” mode to provide support to the National Disaster Operations Committee (N-DOC) Health Sector Committee Emergency Operations Centre establishment, all the N-DOC Sector Committees and to the Provincial Emergency Operations Centres (PEOCs’) and Sector Committee of the Nine Provinces.
The elevation to “Activation Mode” means that the NEOC is now fully operational in supporting coordination and implementation of the N-DOC and P-DOC sector responses. The NEOC involvement is essential in that it is part of Governments overall response mechanism under the country’s disaster management coordination arrangement. AS it stands the NEOC is the engine room that ensures the COVID-19 Response Intent of the National Disaster Council (NDC), N-DOC and the COVID-19 Oversight Committee established under the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (OPMC) are achieved in a coordinated manner.
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