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Confinement Period: Helping Youths Stay With Loved Ones

Mr Nava said the village had set up seven checkpoints at all the entries into the village about a week ago, assisting the Ministry of Health and Medical Services fight against the deadly virus.
01 Apr 2020 15:02
Confinement Period: Helping Youths Stay With Loved Ones
Namoli villagers at two of the checkpoints at the village in Lautoka. Photo: Nicolette Chambers

The 14 days confinement period in Lautoka will allow youths to spend more time with their families

This was the comment made by the Namoli Village Turaga Ni Koro (Village Headman), Isikeli Nava.

Mr Nava said the village had set up seven checkpoints at all the entries into the village about a week ago, assisting the Ministry of Health and Medical Services fight against the deadly virus.

There are currently 198 families and 900 plus villagers of Namoli.

“We are doing this to protect our villagers from going out because of the virus and helping the Police to protect this area from criminals,” he said.

“It has been a long time protecting the village.

“We have to start with this roadblock first before we reach a lockdown meaning no movement in the village.”

He said the youths in the village now had an idea of what living in the village is really like because most of the time they would be in town more than with their families.

“They don’t take the village laws seriously,” he added.

“From this checkpoint that we put up, they will learn from this by staying home and being with their families.”

Mr Nava also highlighted that he was assisted by officials from the Ministry of Health conducting door-to-door visits advising the villagers on the effects of COVID-19.

“I want to thank the Government for doing this.

“It is not about doing business but about the protection of all Fijians.”

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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