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Don’t Swim In Flooded Waters, PM Warns

During yesterday’s briefing, he highlighted the need to hold parents and guardians accountable for their laxity in keeping children from playing in flooded creeks.
02 Feb 2021 10:06
Don’t Swim In Flooded Waters, PM Warns
The Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama with children in Naqali, Tailevu on February 1, 2021. Photo: Office of the Prime Minister

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has stressed the dangers of swimming in flooded waters and the high risk of contracting leptospirosis and typhoid.

While visiting villagers of Naqali and Wailotua 1 in Wainibuka, Tailevu yesterday, he told children to refrain from playing in flooded creeks and waters.

He also advised parents to remain vigilant and to keep their children safe and away from flooded waters.

Furthermore, villagers were advised to adhere to advisories given by authorities.

During yesterday’s briefing, he highlighted the need to hold parents and guardians accountable for their laxity in keeping children from playing in flooded creeks.

Police Spokesperson Ana Naisoro said the Fiji Police Force’s last resort was to charge people for disobedience.

She said Police officers would issue warnings first and if people continued to disregard them then they would proceed with arresting people.

School update: All schools remain closed today.

Yesterday, boarding students from Adi Cakobau School and Queen Victoria School were sent home because of no electricity and water.

 Evacuation Centres

As of 6am yesterday, there were 318 active evacuation centres nationwide with 10,259 evacuees.

There are 155 active evacuation centres in the North with 5766 evacuees, 14 evacuation centres in the Eastern Division with 733 evacuees, 74 evacuation centres in the Central division with 1230 evacuees and 75 evacuation centres in the West with 2530 evacuees.

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