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Fijians In Wuhan, China Ready To Come Home

Some Fijians stuck there have booked the first available flight back home, while others are still waiting to see how the outbreak continues to unfold both in China, and here in Fiji.
19 Apr 2020 10:24
Fijians In Wuhan, China Ready To Come Home
Joseph Li.

Fijians in Wuhan are safe and are looking at their options now that people are finally allowed to leave the Chinese city after more than 76 days under the COVID-19 lockdown.

The lockdown notice was lifted earlier this month.

Some Fijians stuck there have booked the first available flight back home, while others are still waiting to see how the outbreak continues to unfold both in China, and here in Fiji.

Fijian resident Joseph Li booked the first available flight back home for his family when the outbound traffic ban was lifted in Wuhan on April 8.

They had had gone back to their hometown for the Chinese New Year, but he had no idea they would be stuck there for three months.

“The children really want to get back home. We were stuck in Wuhan for such a long time,” he said.

“Eventually, we would go back so no doubt we are going back.”

He said they were well-looked after.

“The process was very smooth and also the people are very friendly. The Policemen and the Navy are very friendly and also very friendly employees in the hotel. Everyone is trying to help us,” he added.

With Fiji currently having 17 confirmed cases of COVID-19, the Government remains on high alert and will advise the public as soon as possible if more cases are found.

The Ministry of Health and Medical Services is advising members of the public, who are currently in self-quarantine and those who have arrived from abroad, to strictly adhere to the 28 days of self-quarantine.

Edited by Jonathan Bryce

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