The role religious leaders can play in relaying accurate information about Covid 19 and on preventative precautions

Dear Editor,

Please consider this letter.

In the Solomon Islands there is a strong Christian community and where religious leaders can play an important part in relaying accurate information about coronavirus and the preventative measures and precautions brought in by the government to stop the disease intruding into the country.

Congregants are more likely to trust not only their leaders, but those who share their faith. One of the best things religious leaders can do, then, is partnership with the government and especially with the Ministry of Health and Medical Services is to ensure accurate information is conveyed to build up confidence, understanding and essentially to quash rumours .

I believe that the role that faith leaders can play in getting the word out about public health measures is considerable.

Yours sincerely

Frank Short