Solomon Islanders are responding positively to the Prime Minister’s call for people to return to their respective provinces as a measure to prevent contracting the Coronavirus (COVID-19) if it hits Honiara city.
Immediately after Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare made the call in his national address on Thursday night, people, who are mostly unemployed began boarding boats traveling to their home provinces in numbers.
Over the weekend, large numbers of people, including students who went on an early school break have been traveling home as a safety measure to avoid contracting the virus if it arrives in the country.
Prime Minister Sogavare in his address said the Government may not have the capacity to deal with a COVID-19 outbreak, which, makes it necessary for our citizens to head home.
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