Second dose vaccine coverage increases; Viti Levu borders expected to be lifted

Police officers at the Wainadoi containment zone checkpoint. Picture: FIJI POLICE

Fiji’s Ministry of Health and Medical Services says as the second dose coverage increases, it is expected that internal borders within Viti Levu will be lifted soon.

Ministry permanent secretary Dr James Fong said members of the public must remain cautious about how they engaged in the greater freedom of movement that would be enjoyed.

He said the increased public movement was needed to facilitate livelihood and to get more families together.

The PS said travel from Viti Levu to the North and to the maritime islands remained highly regulated with pre-departure and quarantine protocols in place.

“Given the near misses in the North and the cases now seen in some of the maritime islands, we have no near-term plans to change the protocols around inter-island travel,” Dr Fong said.

“We will be looking at increasing our capacity to move people safely to the North and maritime islands using the protocols currently in place.”

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