COVID-19: Essential businesses to remain open during lockdown

Customers doing their shopping at a supermarket in Suva. Picture: JONA KONATACI/FT FILE

Essential businesses will remain open during the lockdown period which starts in Suva, Fiji, tomorrow.

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama announced the list at a press conference today.

☑️ Air and rescue services
☑️Air traffic control services, civil aviation
☑️Telecommunication services
☑️ Food and sanitary manufacturing plants
☑️Electricity services
☑️Emergency services, fire services, health and hospital services
☑️Lighthouse services, meteorological services
☑️Mine pumping, ventilation and winding
☑️Sanitary services
☑️Supermarkets, banks and pharmacies
☑️Supply and distribution of fuel and gas, power
☑️Garbage collection
☑️Transport services
☑️Water and sewage services
☑️FNPF and FRCS, civil service.
☑️Private security services.
☑️Roading services.

“If your business is not on this list, close it down,” Mr Bainimarama said.

Civil servants have been advised to continue to go to work unless the respetive permanent secretaries inform them to work from home.

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