1 Jul 2020

Solomons largest repatriation exercise underway

From , 6:03 am on 1 July 2020

Many Pacific islanders have been stranded abroad for months due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Various regional countries have been doing what they can to repatriate their citizens in recent weeks, subject to limited flights and border restrictions.

On that front a large repatriation of Solomon Islanders stranded overseas is now underway. 

In its weekly update on national radio the government's Covid-19 taskforce said almost 300 people are expected to be repatriated over the next two weeks.

Koroi Hawkins listened in and filed this report.

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