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What is the new coronavirus?

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a large family of viruses known to cause illness, ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases.

COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus that is affecting humans. 

How is the virus spread?

  • Close contact with another person who has the virus.
  •  Fluid droplets from sneezing or coughing
  • Exposure to surface and or items that have been sneezed or coughed upon by infected individuals

 How to protect yourself and others?

  1. Cover your mouth and nose when you cough and sneeze
  2. Wash your hands often with water and soap or hand sanitizer
  3. If you are sick, keep your distance from others - at least 1 metre away

 Protecting our Community

As part of the MHMS’s preparedness to respond to potential imported cases of COVID-19, we are establishing quarantine and isolation facilities in Honiara. Isolation and quarantine are standard public health measures taken to protect the public by stopping or limiting the spread of contagious diseases like COVID-19.

Health is everyone's business! Protect yourself and others from COVID-19! 

Download brochure and posters below from MHMS and share them with your family and people close to you.

Call toll-free number 115 for more info.