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18-Year-Old Reunites With Parents

“I have been living with my sister in Makoi since the lockdown was announced and I am really glad I can go back home to my parents today,” he said.
09 May 2021 11:57
18-Year-Old Reunites With Parents
Student Ratu Katonivosa Bore registering at the Nakasi border as he returns back to his home in Lutu Naitasiri on May 8th 2021. Photo: Leon Lord

Eighteen-year-old Ratu Katonivosa Bore was among the many people who crossed the Rups eight miles containment area border yesterday.

Last Friday, Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary Dr James Fong said Fijians who had not been able to return to their homes were allowed to move back from 4am yesterday to 11pm today.

The first year Automotive Bodyworks student at the Fiji National University Derrick Campus, Samabula, Ratu Katonivosa said he was glad he was able to get back home to his parents who lived in Lutu, Wainimala, Naitasiri.

“I have been living with my sister in Makoi since the lockdown was announced and I am really glad I can go back home to my parents today,” he said.

“My parents live in Lutu, Naitasiri and I am going to try and get to them today.

Also, Mother of four Merelita Raluve said she was excited to get back home to her husband and two-year-old daughter after nearly two weeks of being separated.

Ms Raluve said she had been working in a restaurant in Suva and since the announcement to close the border and they ceased operations just a few days ago.

“I have decided that I will head back home to spend time with family and focus on my backyard gardening,” she said.

Edited by Losirene Lacanivalu

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