15 Jun 2009

Solomons swine flu fears over two arrivals from Australia

3:05 pm on 15 June 2009

Swine flu is feared to have reached Honiara.

The Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation says there were reports that two people, allegedly infected with the H1N1 virus, were transported to hospital by Quarantine Officers from the Honiara International Airport.

The reports say the two had arrived from Australia.

The chairman of the swine flu preparedness taskforce, Dr Cedric Alependava, is ill and was not able to comment.