Opinion

Solomon Islands' COVID crisis is only just beginning

By Narelle Wilson, Alison Howe
January 27 2022 - 6:25pm
Australian soldiers at the Honiara Central Market. Lockdown is unlikely to be a good fit with Solomon Islands cultural norms. Picture: Department of Defence

Outside the Western Union branch in Honiara, the queues grew in the heat of the afternoon sun. Anxious relatives wired cash to locals who urgently sought to buy provisions before the lockdown started at 6pm on Tuesday evening (Solomon Islands Time).

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