Police allow small canteens to provide services to people outside of Honiara main CBD

Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) allow small canteens to operate outside of main Honiara central business district (CBD) to provide services until 6pm this evening.

Mr Mostyn Mangau says, “Though the lockdown was announced yesterday by Honourable Prime Minister Sogavare for Honiara boundaries our canteens can open until 6pm to support communities during this few hours of lockdown.”

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Commissioner Managau says, “This applies to the outside of the main Honiara central business district only to support our families during the current situation. Do not take this opportunity to access the town boundaries since the situation is not safe.”

Mr Mangau says, “Whiles I give this privilege to our families, I appeal for cooperation from communities to adhere to the lockdown and support each other until the remaining hours of the lockdown.”

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A lockdown has been approved by Hon. Manasseh Damukana Sogavare, Prime Minister, under regulations 15(1)(a) and (2) and 17(1)(a) and (b) of the Emergency Powers (COVID-19)(No. 3) Regulations 2021 (Legal Notice No. 318 of 2021) within Honiara boundary and to be enforced by RSIPF commencing 7.00 pm on Wednesday 24 November 2021 until 7 am on Friday 26 November 2021 respectively.