Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has confirmed that three more persons have tested positive for COVID-19.

The Prime Minster made the confirmation during his weekly nation wide address this afternoon.

“This now brings to 16 the total number of COVID-19 cases registered in Solomon Islands," Sogavare said.

Sogavare says that of the three new cases, one is from the original group from the Philippines and the other two are footballers that returned from the United Kingdom.

"We anticipate more positive cases among the footballers in the coming days.

“The saving grace is all the footballers are quarantined in a separate quarantine station so they can not infect others," Prime Minister Sogavare said.

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