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Man Breaks COVID-19 Rule, Caught Swimming From Moturiki To Ovalau

"Most of us are abiding by the protocols we have in place. The vast majority of Fijians are doing the right things. But we have had a few instances of rule-breaking," he said
24 Apr 2021 16:53
Man Breaks COVID-19 Rule, Caught Swimming From Moturiki To Ovalau

Permanent Secretary for Health Dr James Fong says some Fijians are still breaching COVID-19 protocols.

After the Ministry of Health and Medical Services established Moturiki Island as a screening zone, a gentleman was picked up on Ovalau after he swam across the channel.

“He’s with the Police now, and he won’t be swimming anywhere for the next 14 days until he is cleared from the screening zone. I know that may be funny to some people, but it is a real problem for our health officials.

“Most of us are abiding by the protocols we have in place. The vast majority of Fijians are doing the right things. But we have had a few instances of rule-breaking,” he said

The Permanent Secretary of Health has advised Fijians to not let fear drive towards bad decision-making.

“It is a scary time, but don’t let that fear drive you towards bad decision-making. I want everyone watching to know, if my teams are in your community, they are there because they care. They care about you, they care about your family, they care about keeping our country safe,” he said.

Feedback: jennis.naidu@fijisun.com.fj



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