At about 6 pm on Saturday 12th February, the Provincial Disaster Operation Committee of Western Province successfully admitted a total of 38 people to Nusatupe Quarantine station for further isolation after negotiations with the owner of Lopia Resort at Nusatupe. A statement from the Western Provincial Emergency Operation Center (WPEOC) said, of the 38 people in the quarantine station, 35 people are passengers and crew of LC Pacific Grace who have been isolated on board the vessel since 6 of its crews have been tested positive on February 6th. 3 people who also tested positive in Gizo have also been admitted to the quarantine station.
The Lopia Resort at Nusatupe meets all conditions to be used as a quarantine station and it has been gazetted as well. The facility has been successfully decontaminated by the health trained team before the admission of the 38 people.
The PEOC acknowledges the Solomon Islands Prison services officers for providing professional security services at the facility.
The NEOC appreciates the leadership and support of the Western Provincial Government to the ongoing COVID-19 operation and coordination in the Western Province.
-Western PEOC Press