18 Jun 2020

Twenty four released from quarantine in Solomon Islands

5:10 pm on 18 June 2020

Authorities in Solomon Islands have released a group of 24 people from mandatory quarantine.

The 14 men and 10 women were among the first to arrive in the country on repatriation flights from Vanuatu last month.

Honiara port, ships, boats, containers - Solomon Islands

Honiara Photo: RNZ Pacific/ Koroi Hawkins

The government said the group was only required to complete 14 days of quarantine, because Vanuatu, like Solomon Islands, had no confirmed cases of the coronavirus.

Citizens repatriated from countries with Covid-19 are required to remain in quarantine for at least 20 days.

The government said all people released this week displayed no Covid-19 symptoms.

It did not say whether or not they had been tested for the coronavirus.

More than 130 people are still under supervised quarantine in government sacntioned facilities in Honiara.