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More Police Officers To Be Stationed At Jetties And Wharves

There were hundreds of mourners bound for Mavana, Vanuabalavu in Lau to farewell former Prime Minister Laisenia Qarase.
28 Apr 2020 14:28
More Police Officers To Be Stationed At Jetties And Wharves
Hundreds of mourners waiting to board Lomaiviti Princess 9 to Mavana village, Vanua Balavu, Lau to farewell former Prime Minister Laisenia Qarase. Photo: Inoke Rabonu

More police officers will be stationed at jetties and wharves to ensure compliance of restriction measures to avoid overcrowding.

The scene at Narain Jetty on Monday night was shocking.

There were hundreds of mourners bound for Mavana, Vanuabalavu in Lau to farewell former Prime Minister Laisenia Qarase.

No social distancing was practiced.

Commissioner of Police Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho said Police were present at Narain Jetty.

“Police were present, however a sudden heavy downpour that occurred while boarding was taking place led to the sudden rush for shelter inside the boat.

“We are also calling on shipping operators to assist ongoing efforts by implementing measures that will ensure their passengers or those utilising their services are able to maintain physical distancing.

“We will continue to work with officials from the Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji and Fiji Ports to ensure all measures are adhered to and continue to call on every individual to also take responsibility for their own wellbeing,” Brigadier-General Qiliho said.

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