The public is urged to remain vigilant by practicing safety measures in light of the surge in covid-19 cases in the country.
With the total of 6,348 cases recorded as of Wednesday 23 February with a total of 87 deaths since the outbreak in January, Health and Medical Services Minister has warned against ignorance of safety measures.
“COVID-19 community transmission is heading to our most vulnerable population, those in the rural communities and hard to reach areas with less accessibility and availability of health services,” Togamana said on Wednesday.
While efforts to ramp up capacity and capabilities of health services close to rural communities is ongoing, the Government is seeking the cooperation of people everywhere across the country to continue practicing COVID-19 safe measures and ensure to get full vaccination against COVID-19.
“If you have taken your 1st dose and you are due for your 2nd dose, please come forward and complete your vaccination. Do not wait and do not put this on hold,” Togamana said.
“The fight is still on my fellow citizens. Our health and our lives are still very much at risk. It is even harder for me as Minister of Health to stand every day to read out figures of cases and death knowing very well that these figures represent a father, a mother, a child, a husband or a wife, a friend and a colleague,” the Minister added.
“But we must not give in nor let our guards down until the last bit of the virus is eliminated from our shores. Everyone is not safe until everyone is free from COVID-19,” Togamana said.