From the Editor-in-Chief’s desk: Your April 19 briefing

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Here’s a sneak peek at some of the headlines in The Fiji Times’ edition for Monday, April 19.

The big one on Page 1 is about:

PAGE 1

No travel and gathering

DO not gather and do not travel unless it is essential, is the advice given by Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama after a soldier, who had received his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, tested positive for coronavirus in Nadi.

COVID vaccine

Permanent Secretary for Ministry of Health and Medical Services, Dr James Fong speaking at the press conference. Picture: FIJIAN GOVERNMENT

THE COVID-19 vaccine only protects a person from getting sick and not the virus, says Permanent Secretary for Health and Medical Services Dr James Fong. (MORE ON PAGES 2 & 3)

PAGES 2 & 3

No protection

THE COVID-19 vaccine does not protect you from getting the virus, says Permanent Secretary for Health and Medical Services Dr James Fong.

The AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. Picture: JONACANI LALAKOBAU

Community at risk

THERE is a serious risk that the COVID-19 virus contracted by the soldier could have entered the community, says Permanent Secretary for Health and Medical Services Dr James Fong.

Soldier tests positive

A soldier who had received his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine has tested positive for coronavirus in Nadi.

Possible exposure

THE possible exposure of coronavirus outside a quarantine facility in Nadi on the weekend resulted in authorities tracking down people who might have been in touch with a soldier who has tested positive for the virus.

Curfew relaxation

A police officer on patrol during curfew hours. Picture: SUPPLIED

RELAXING curfew hours will have to wait, after the detection of a COVID-19 transmission outside of Fiji’s borders on Saturday, with a message from the Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama saying “do not gather and do not travel unless it is essential”.

Health restrictions

NEW health restrictions in line with the COVID-19 will be announced today, says Permanent Secretary for Health and Medical Services Dr James Fong.

Rugby supporters stoned

THE Fiji Police Force is investigating a case where supporters of a rugby team were pelted with stones on their way back from watching a rugby match in Nadi last Saturday.

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Agni retains position

FIJI Teachers Union (FTU) incumbent general secretary Agni Deo Singh has retained his position in the union. Mr Singh said he was overwhelmed with the support provided by the members.

Fiji Teachers Union General Secretary Agni Deo Singh during a recent event at FTU HQ. Picture: RAMA/FILE

Pending issues

FIJI Teachers Union general secretary Agni Deo Singh says there are some serious pending issues raised to the union that needed to be addressed.

Re-elected

RE-ELECTED Fiji Teachers Union (FTU) general secretary Agni Deo Singh is calling on teachers to join the union and benefit from the provisions provided. He said more than 4000 teachers in Fiji were not part of any union.

Work together

FORMER Fiji Teachers Union (FTU) industrial relations officer Arun Prasad has urged members to continue working together as a family.

SPORTS

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