Fiji to get fair share, says PM

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama. Picture: JONACANI LALAKOBAU/FT FILE

The COVID-19 vaccines for Fiji are being manufactured said Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama, while speaking at the Lunar New Year celebrations in Suva yesterday.

“The vaccines we need are coming out of the laboratories and into the manufacturing phase,” he said.

“Many are already being administered, and we are making sure that Fiji will get its fair share.”

Government, he said, would ensure that people would not wait meekly in line to receive the vaccine.

He said it was important for people to work together in rebuilding the economy when borders open.

“We want to ensure that Fiji is stronger and safer opening up our borders and that our people are not left behind from the world’s recovery.

“How we respond to events over the coming months, particularly the vaccination efforts, is important. It will shape the future of this nation.

“We will all need to pull together and work together as we rebuild our economy.”

He said Fiji was safe from the virus.

“In Fiji we are all interconnected so understanding and respect are the keys to making those relationships work well for all of us.

“And understanding and respect begin with each of us.”

He said the Lunar New Year was a time to reflect on the events of the past.

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