Post-TC Keni: Practise good hygiene; Boil drinking water

Fiji's Minister for Health and Medical Services Rosy Akbar while distributing the Wash and Hygiene kits to families at evacuation centres in the West. Picture: SUPPLIED

Fiji's Minister for Health and Medical Services Rosy Akbar while distributing the Wash and Hygiene kits to families at evacuation centres in the West. Picture: SUPPLIED

Update: 4:19PM FIJIANS living in flood-affected areas caused by Severe Tropical Cyclone Keni are advised to take heed of all food safety warning and practice them accordingly.

The Ministry of Health and Medical Services in a statement issued today advised families to maintain their hand washing habits before food preparation, cooking and eating.

Fijians are also advised to always practise good hygiene after visiting toilets.

“Fijians are advised to boil drinking water and also practise proper hygiene when eating and preparing meals. They are also advised to destroy all the breeding grounds for mosquitoes and to protect themselves from the mosquito bites through wearing long-sleeved shirts and pants, apply insect repellents, sleep under a mosquito net,” the statement said. 

“If any Fijian is experiencing fever, headache, vomiting or diarrhoea, or witnesses these symptoms in a loved one, they are advised to visit their nearest local health facility to seek urgent medical advice.”

Also, all medical facilities in the Western Division are back in full operation.