COVID-19: Curfew extended to Wednesday for Suva-Nausori lockdown areas

Constable Manueli Laqai and other police officers man the Sawani checkpoint in Naitasiri. Picture: JONACANI LALAKOBAU

Given the rapidly rising number of contacts stemming from new cases of COVID-19 in the Suva-Nausori area, the full lockdown that was announced yesterday by Ministry of Health permanent secretary Dr James Fong has been extended to 4am on Wednesday, May 19, 2021.

This was confirmed in a statement by the Ministry of Health and Medical Services a short moment ago.

Dr Fong had announced last night that a full lockdown of Suva and Nausori would commence from Friday night at 11pm until Tuesday morning at 4am for the purposes of a widespread contact tracing exercise.

The ministry has advised Fijians living in the Suva and Nausori containment areas to make appropriate preparations for an all-day stay-at-home order that will remain in force from Friday evening at 11pm until Wednesday morning at 4am.

“As stated yesterday, food rations will be available during the later stages of the lockdown period for Fijians living within the Suva-Nausori lockdown zone who have a genuine need for an emergency food supply.”

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