iTaukei Affairs Board makes plea

Josefa Toganivalu. Picture: FILE

The iTaukei communities should cut down on communal gatherings, family events and other social gatherings because of the potential of them becoming COVID-19 superspreader events.

This was the sentiment shared by iTaukei Affairs Board CEO Josefa Toganivalu during a virtual COVID-19 awareness discussion.

He appealed to all iTaukei people to adhere to the COVID-safe protocols to safeguard their families and communities.

Mr Toganivalu said despite advisories and reminders, people were still gathering and visiting relatives.

He said the Delta variant was easily transmitted and should not be taken lightly.

Mr Toganivalu also appealed to those consuming yaqona to do so within their bubbles.

He said drinking kava in large numbers with people from outside social bubbles was very risky.

Speaking at the same forum, Colonial War Memorial Hospital medical superintendent Doctor Luke Nasedra said COVID-19 was real and it was claiming lives.

He said the virus moved if people moved and emphasised the need for people to stay in their homes and to only come out if there was a real need like shopping or accessing medical services.

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