COVID-19: ‘All Fijians should avoid all non-essential travel’ – PM

Police at the Natalau checkpoint in Lautoka. PM Voreqe Bainimarama has warned Fijians intending to disregard border protection measures that they would be dealt with according to the seriousness of the offence. Picture: BALJEET SINGH

ALL non-essential travel is to be stopped from today.

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama reiterated this message during a press conference this afternoon.

“Here’s what needs to be done from today: All Fijians, everywhere in Fiji, should avoid all non-essential travel. That means no Fijian should travel from their home unless absolutely necessary. And they certainly should not be travelling around the country, across divisions or to different islands,” he said.

“Children should stay at home at all times. The elderly should stay at home at all times. Breadwinners who can go to work should go home straight after. For everyone else, every move you make should be for your own health or the health of others.

“You can go out to get food, get medicine, take out money or access another essential service. It’s also okay to exercise safely outdoors, so long as you maintain a safe distance from others. But do not visit friends or family unless absolutely necessary.

“Do not host parties. Do not needlessly linger, and do not mingle with strangers.”

PM Bainimarama said every Fijian needs to understand exactly what we’re up against here.

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