Follow the law, says church president

Rev Dr Epineri Vakadewavosa. Picture: RAMA/FILE

We must follow the law, says president of the Methodist Church in Fiji and Rotuma Rev Dr Epineri Vakadewavosa.

He made the comment in the wake of an announcement by Government that places of worship would remain closed despite their being zero COVID-19 cases in the country as of Friday.

Rev Vakadewavosa said it was important for churches to adhere to COVID-19 restrictions put in place by Government.

He said the Methodist Church would wait for the green light from Government to allow people to start visiting places of worship.

“It is critical to stick to the restrictions and follow the advice given from those in authority for the betterment of every Fijian,” Rev Vakadewavosa said.

He said the faithful would continue to hold worship and prayer events at home.

“The Bible says for where two or three gather together in My name, there am I with them.”

Rev Vakadewavosa thanked the Government and relevant authorities for “a job well done”.

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama announced on Friday that Government was preparing for the launch of CARE Fiji, a new mobile phone app which would boost contact tracing efforts.

The PM said plans to reopen schools and houses of worship would be announced at the launch.

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