COVID-19: Need for solidarity with healthcare heroes, utility workers and disciplined forces – PM

Police officers at Tuvu checkpoint in Lautoka. Picture: BALJEET SINGH

With the coronavirus still at our shores and tropical cyclone Harold’s recent devastation –– the need for solidarity with our healthcare heroes, utility workers and disciplined forces has never been greater.

Fiji’ Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama made these comments at a press conference this hour as he announced the country’s latest confirmed case of COVID-19 – that now takes the country’s total number of case to 16.

“So, this long weekend, let us all honour the sacrifices they bravely make every day, by staying home, keeping our children home and keeping the elderly at home,” Mr Bainimarama said.

“Through this week, we went to incredible lengths to ensure that we did not lose an inch of ground in our war against coronavirus due to Cyclone Harold.

“Because unlike the cyclone, the virus won’t disappear in a day. Our coronavirus containment measures – which depend heavily on testing, tracing, and isolating new cases – are all in full-swing.”

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