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FCCC Urges Fijians Not to Panic Buy

“Now is not the time to panic and I urge Fijians to think about others before you buy more than you absolutely need.”
19 Mar 2020 10:40
FCCC Urges Fijians Not to Panic Buy

“Often panic-buying leads to people purchasing a lot more than what is needed which not only wastes money but also could see shortages of essential products such as food and medicine for other Fijians,” said FCCC CEO, Joel Abraham.

“Now is not the time to panic and I urge Fijians to think about others before you buy more than you absolutely need.”

The situation is especially of concern when it comes to pharmaceutical products as the majority of medicine in Fiji is imported.

Mr Abraham said that the best course of action was to ensure Fijians have an emergency plan for themselves and their families and adhere to all advisories by hardworking medical teams and the Fijian Government.”

In order to aid with these concerns, FCCC will be collaborating with the Fiji Pharmaceutical Society to assess if there is a need to move towards rationing of essential medication.

For more information/details on Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission and FCCC Act 2010, visit the website on http://www.fccc.gov.fj or call 8921991.



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