Solomons health minister reassures public Covid-19 is contained

8:05 pm on 6 October 2020

The Solomon Islands health minister is reassuring the public that everything is being done to ensure Covid-19 is contained in quarantine.

A student on a recent repatriation flight from the Philippines tested positive for Covid on arrival, despite registering negative before leaving Manila.

The Minister, Culwick Togamana said so far, 90 close contacts have been tested for Covid-19 with results pending.

"Contact tracing started on Saturday with the primary focus on passengers on the same flight seated closest to the student," he said.

Staff at the quarantine centre, and all healthworkers and frontline personnel who were involved in the repatriation exercise are also been tested.