COVID-19: Lifting of Lautoka lockdown no excuse to play loose – PM

Police checkpoint in Suva. PICTURE: FILE

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has warned that the lifting of the lockdown in the Lautoka confined area is not a time for celebration or an excuse to play loose with the rules.

Mr Bainimarama said the 8pm to 5am nationwide curfew was still in place.

“The ban on all social gatherings applies everywhere. The requirement to keep a safe distance of two metres applies everywhere,” he said.

Mr Bainimarama said the police officers were stepping up surveillance in Lautoka from today to make sure no one took this as an opportunity to skirt any directives.

“It was the people of Lautoka who helped make our latest fever-screening effort so effective, and it is those same people who we will depend on to continue to act responsibly and keep the area safe and healthy.

“So, if you see any rule-breaking, speak up. If you feel symptoms, visit a fever clinic or call 158.”

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