Solomon Islands Students

Two Solomon Islands students in Fiji test positive for COVID-19

According to an executive member of the Solomon Islands Students Association (SISA), both students were tested this week.

“The two students were tested Monday this week, and their results came back positive.

“Their second test on Tuesday also returned positive. Therefore, both students are now confirmed to be infected,” the senior student who wants his name withheld told this paper from Suva last night.

He said those two students were renting a home at Nasese just near the Laucala campus.

Four more Solomon Island students test positive for Covid in the Philippines

The Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare confirmed the cases, which brought the total number of infections in nationals studying in the Philippines at 18.

The results came from the first of three rounds of testing which people waiting for repatriation flights must undertake.

The first of three flights from the Philippines is scheduled for today.

A spokesperson for the government said the infected students and their contacts would now be rescheduled for a third flight next month.