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Roy Krishna: Stay Safe

Krishna who captained ATK to win the Indian Super League (ISL) in Goa, India last Sunday arrived in the country yesterday along with his wife Naziah.
23 Mar 2020 13:57
Roy Krishna: Stay Safe
Roy Krishna (right) wih wife Naziah as they arrive at Nadi International Airport on March 22, 2020. Photo: Mereleki Nai

Fiji’s lone professional footballer Roy Krishna has urged all Fijians to maintain good personal hygiene and ensure safe food practices if we are to combat the coronavirus.

Krishna who captained ATK to win the Indian Super League (ISL) in Goa, India last Sunday arrived in the country yesterday along with his wife Naziah.

They flew in on Fiji Airways flight from Singapore and travelled by road from Nadi to Suva then to Ba via the Kings Highway since Lautoka City is on lockdown.

“I would encourage everyone to stay safe, wash your hands well, sanitize and if you have travelled and returned to the country, strictly quarantine yourself,” Krishna said.

“Your immune system may be strong but your loved ones may not be too strong to handle it and you risk their lives.

“Take heed of all the messages from the Ministry of Health because it’s very important to protect our country from further effects of coronavirus.”

Krishna added that they had to beat the current travel crisis after so many flights were being cancelled as they wanted to return home,”

“We wrapped up our season this week so it’s the perfect time to head back even though my wife and I would have loved to explore India a little more.”

After being self-quarantined for 14 days, Krishna says, they are looking forward to spending time with their family members.

“The first two weeks my wife and I would be in isolation.

“I think we are probably going to spend that time cooking, trying out new recipes, probably studying online and do some gardening.

“We also plan to spend some time with family and celebrate with them when it’s safe to do so. Later we plan to go on a vacation within Fiji.”

Krishna said he left Fiji in August, last year and really wants to catch up on a lot of things.

“I’ve missed out on a lot. I’m looking forward to eating fresh fish in lolo (coconut milk) and cassava.

“During my off-season, I’m allowed to cheat a little so I’m looking forward to eating local food.”

Krishna was to join the Vodafone Fijian football team for the Tri-Nations tournament which has been deferred to a later date.

“I’m looking forward to meeting the (Fijian football) coach. Hopefully, I’ll get to see him after my 14 days of self-quarantine,” he added.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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