Cyclone in Isabel Province

Communication with the West Province has been poor over the last 10 days due to a cyclone affecting Isabel Province to the north east. As a result flights to and from Munda have been cancelled intermittently over this period and canoe travel restricted, though apparently a canoe did leave the hospital for Gizo 4 days ago with 5 patients, one of them very ill. The weather is now beginning to improve, but Solomon Telekom is still having problems with their satellite dish, so internet is not available. Some text messages are being received here but telephone calls are not possible. Hopefully travel will get back to normal soon to allow patient transfer as required.

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