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COVID-19: Market Hours Revised

Precautionary measures announced by Line Ministers during the press conference by Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama at the Suvavou House in Suva yesterday.
30 Mar 2020 09:59
COVID-19: Market Hours Revised
Angie Prasad at the Namaka market stall. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

Precautionary measures announced by Line Ministers during the press conference by Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama at the Suvavou House in Suva yesterday.

Premila Kumar – Minister for Industry, Trade, Tourism, Housing and Community Development

  • Municipal councils to set up decentralised markets in towns and cities in order to avoid overcrowding
  • UN Park in Suva to open for vendors to sell produce
  • Markets to only open between 8am to 7pm
  • Contracted taxis to pick and drop employees with ID and a letter from the company can operate during curfew
  • People who work shifts must carry letters given by company that confirm that they work during the curfew period.

Mereseini Vuniwaqa – Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation

  • Call the Domestic Violence Helpline 1560 or Child Help Line 1325 if any related problems
  • The responsibility is on all of us, government, the private sector, civil society and individuals alike to ensure that everyone is safe
  • We must work today to protect the vulnerable
  • No increase in domestic violence since the outbreak began in Fiji

Edited by Ivamere Nataro

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