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Don’t Be Complacent, Suva And Lami Residents Reminded

“If people want a return to normalcy at the earliest possible, then we have to do what is advised by the authorities.”
21 Apr 2021 10:00
Don’t Be Complacent, Suva And Lami Residents Reminded
Suva market vendor Moreen Ali with her daughter Suhana Khan wearing masks at the Suva Municipal Market on April 20, 2021. Photo: Ronald Kumar

Suva and Lami special administrator chair Isikeli Tikoduadua has cautioned residents ‘not to be complacent’ following the recent COVID-19 community transmission case in the Western Division.

Mr Tikoduadua said: “Do not be complacent, think of everyone’s safety and do things together so the latest threat from COVID-19 can be contained.”

The Suva City Council had announced the closure of Albert Park for team sporting activities, the Olympic Pool and My Suva Picnic Park for the 14-day period which started on Monday.

Mr Tikoduadua said this was part of safety and health measures which the council are putting in place following the directions given by Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama.

“There have been people who have complained about what we are doing, but the bigger picture here is that we practised all of these things in the lead up to having a country which had no community transmission,” he said.

“If people want a return to normalcy at the earliest possible, then we have to do what is advised by the authorities.”

Mr Tikoduadua said whether the restrictions were eased or tightened depended on what people did now.

The Suva Municipal Market, which is a high traffic area, would continue to operate as normal with social distancing and vendors asked to wear masks and follow safety procedures.

He said the bus stand was also a busy area and the marshals could not be present all the time. He said people had to use their judgement on what was acceptable behaviour.

The council will continue with its essential services such as garbage collection and other cleaning functions.

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