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Rabi Island Lockdown Extended 2 More Weeks

Advisory councillor, Eritabeta said this measure was taken to protect the villagers.
25 Apr 2020 12:26
Rabi Island Lockdown Extended 2 More Weeks

The lockdown in Rabi Island has been extended for two more weeks.

Advisory councillor, Eritabeta said this measure was taken to protect the villagers.

She said the decision was made at a meeting between church leaders, members of the community, doctors and the island medical team.

Ms Eritabeta said people outside the island are not allowed to enter the island and people in small settlements around the villages were not allowed to move outside their settlements.

“Fishermen can go fishing for their family, but not for selling,” she said.

She also said the health and safety of the villagers on the island was their main priority.

The island’s four main villages are Buakonikai, Tabiang, Uma and Tabuueuua. They also include the many small settlements. Rabi has a total population of nearly 3000 people.

The Rabi island lockdown began on March 29.

Edited by Jonathan Bryce

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