COVID-19: Nadi and Lautoka residents urged to wear masks

Fijian PM Voreqe Bainimarama while delivering his address to the nation this afternoon. Picture: SUPPLIED/FIJI GOVT

People in the Lautoka and Nadi containment areas have been urged to wear masks.

This was the request made by Fijian Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama in his address to the nation this afternoon.

“It’s the one thing that may be most important in stopping the spread,” Mr Bainimarama said.

“Masks are absolutely proven to protect yourself and others from contracting COVID, so we need each of you to urgently pick up this habit.

“I know that, for the past year, we’ve had the luxury of not needing to put on masks every day, like billions of others have around the world. But today, that needs to change.”

Lautoka and Nadi will remain in lockdown for the next 14 days.

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