SOLOMONS SANC­TIONS REPATRIATI­ON FLIGHTS

Fiji Sun - - AUST/NZ/PACIFIC NEWS -

Ho­niara: Is­lands gov­ern­ment has sanc­tioned two com­mer­cial flights that will en­able a mass repatriati­on of cit­i­zens and some ex­pa­tri­ates from neigh­bour­ing coun­tries.

More than 300 peo­ple are ex­pected on board two Solomon Air­lines flights sched­uled for Tues­day and Wed­nes­day next week.

This was an­nounced by the Prime Min­is­ter’s sec­re­tary Jimmy Rodgers on Sun­day, dur­ing a weekly up­date pro­vided by the Solomon Is­lands Broad­cast­ing Cor­po­ra­tion.

Mr Rodgers said most of the peo­ple be­ing repa­tri­ated were Solomon Is­lan­ders who had been stranded in Aus­tralia, New Zealand, Fiji and Van­u­atu be­cause of COVID-19 bor­der re­stric­tions.

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