Mock curfew this weekend

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Solomon Islands will introduce a mock curfew as of Friday this week until Sunday morning.

Prime minister, in responding to suggestions made in Parlaiment this evening, by the Opposition Leader Mathew Wale that a lock down be moved to a different time other than the Easter Period, Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare said the curfew will be applied during night hours only.

He said the curfew will go on every nights from Friday 8PM to 5AM and the same times for Saturday, and Sunday.

Mr Sogavare said the curfew will not affect day hours to allow people attend to their day activities and Easter prayer services.

He said the mock curfew is to enable people in the declared state of emergency area have a taste of the real curfew and to test logistics and preparedness needed in a real lock down.

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