Prime Minister Hon. Manasseh Sogavare, MP has encouraged the nation to continue to pray.
During his announcement over the weekend of the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in the country, the Prime Minister stated,
“I encourage all of us to continue to pray for God’s guidance and protection over our country and our people.”
Prime Minister Sogavare also stated that “the Government will continue to monitor the situation closely and provide timely information and advice to our people.”
He further called all media platforms and outlets to respect the rights and privacy of the students and to report only information that are based on facts.
“Please remain calm as there is no need to panic. The Government has this under control.” He said.
The Prime Minister also quoted scripture from the Book of Isaiah stating,
“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
Prime Minister Sogavare then called on the public to unite together “to support our students here and those remaining in the Philippines.”
“We are one people, we are one nation, and we are Solomon Islands. To God be the Glory, Great things He has done.” he ends.