Solomon Islands must not let its guards down despite some COVID-19 affected countries start easing their restriction measures against the virus.
In his weekly national address this week, Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare said confirmed coronavirus cases and deaths continue to increase every day and are not going down.
Mr. Sogavare also says, there is also a possibility the virus will make the second wave which can be very devastating like the Spanish flu in 1918 and H1N1 flue in 2019, killing more people then.
For this he believes, the current restriction measures taken by the government are working in keeping the virus out of the country.
“The only reason why we still COVID-19 free as a country is because of the State of Public Emergency. It has enabled this government to make certain laws to protect us and our children.”
Solomon Islands is among the 12 nations worldwide still COVID-19 free.
These countries are Kiribati, Marshal Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, North Korea, Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Vanuatu, and Tuvalu.