Four Solomon Islands residents who returned on a flight from NZ tested positive for Covid-19 | 1 NEWS | Instant News


Four Solomon Islands nationals who returned to the Pacific Island nation on a repatriation flight from New Zealand tested positive for Covid-19, according to reports from local media.

Aerial view of Solomon Islands isles. Source: istock.com


That Solomon Times Report Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare confirmed the case, saying that the quartet were UK-based footballers, Solomon Times reported.

They sat together on a flight from Auckland as part of a group of 16 players returning from Europe.

Prime Minister of Solomon Islands Manasseh Sogavare. Source: Getty


All four are in isolation.

Sogavare said one of the positive cases refused to wear a face mask on a flight from New Zealand despite being repeatedly told by flight crew to do so.

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