A-G: No law on careFIJI app in supermarkets

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There is no law that says people can only enter supermarkets if they activate the careFIJI app on their mobile phones, Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said last night as he ripped into Opposition Whip Lynda Tabuya for “spreading misinformation”.

He told Parliament that a social media post by Ms Tabuya on Thursday night said it was “now law that you can only enter a supermarket if your careFiji app was on”.

“There is no such law, it was posted last night, someone questioned her, she said it is law and she went to say that not everyone can afford a smartphone,” he said.

Ms Tabuya then said the A-G should stay abreast of what Government departments were issuing.

“There is a release that states what the laws are; in any event we are trying to be helpful here,” she said.

She said it was her duty as an MP to inform people and to be helpful.

In response, Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said the disingenuity of the MP was “breathtaking”.

“It is breathtaking, she says there is a law, there is no such law. Which ministry is saying there is a law?

“The regulation has not even been gazetted yet. How can she say that? “She is spreading misinformation but she is saying that she is helping us.”

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