Two more COVID-19 test results returned negative

MHMS Permanent Secretary, Pauline McNeil

Two more test result of COVID-19 suspected cases in Solomon
Islands turned out  negative.

This was confirmed by the Ministry of Health after being sent and tested in Australia.

The first ten suspected cases have all tested negative of COVID-19, and there are three remaining test results pending; the other two tests are yet to be airlifted to Australia.

Permanent Secretary Pauline McNeil said, despite the latest good results, pepople need to maintain good hygene practices.

“We have no time for complacency, and we need to continue to practice good hygiene, maintain social distancing of 1 to 2 metres apart, washing hands regularly with soap,
coughing or sneezing into our elbow, shirt or tissue, and to avoid touching our face”.

Mrs McNeil added that, “COVID-19 respects no borders”, regardless where you are from, how rich or poor you are, or about your age, race, religion or gender.

The Mimistry of Health has advised, the public will be informed of the results once available.

She calls on th public not to stigmatis anyone in the communities.

We need to create a supportive environment where
COVID-19 and its impact can be discussed and addressed openly, respectfully, honestly, and guided by the science.”

The MHMS continues to appeal to the general public to avoid rumors, misleading information and speculation. Instead obtain accurate and correct information from the government.

Solomon Islands remains one of the countries in the world that have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 to date.

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