Hand washing made compulsory at entry


AN area specially set up for handwashing can be found at the entrances of the villages of Naivakacau and Muanaira in Tailevu.

No one is allowed to enter the villages without washing their hands.

The village of Naivakacau in the district of Buretu consists of more than 200 people.

Village headman Lote Lalabalavu, 60, said they had set up a 2000-litre water tank near the village bus stop to allow those who worked in Suva and Nausori to wash their hands.

“This village is on lockdown and a ban for visitors was put in place on Monday,” he said.

Mr Lalabalavu said a directive was issued from the Tailevu Provincial Council for villages to adhere to the advisories from Government.

“Villagers who work in Suva and Nausori, including the market vendors, are required to wash their hands with soap before they go to their houses.”

The village of Muanaira in the district of Bau consists of 260 people.

Village headman Laitia Leiloma said they had set up an area for washing hands.

“The other entrance to the village has been closed and villagers are required to seek my approval if they wish to have visitors over,” he said.

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