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Lutua Celebrates Birthday, Mother’s Day In Lockdown

Ms Lutua along with 400 other medical staff and patients went into lockdown at the Lautoka Hospital on Wednesday.
10 May 2021 10:05
Lutua Celebrates Birthday, Mother’s Day In Lockdown
father on his end, Iokimi Lutua with his children, Iosefo and Elia. Lab technician and technician at the Lautoka Hospital, Kinisalote Lutua.

Being separated from your children will never be an easy thing for any mother.

But for Kinisalote Lutua, she has remained steadfast throughout the few days of her journey. She is currently a lab technician at the Lautoka Hospital.

Ms Lutua along with 400 other medical staff and patients went into lockdown at the Lautoka Hospital on Wednesday.

For the first time, she has been separated from her two toddlers, her husband and her family because she is among the many health officials and frontline workers who have sacrificed their time and put in the hard work being on the frontline helping Fiji fight the deadly COVID-19 virus.

Not only did her family miss out on celebrating Mother’s Day with her but also her 26th birthday which she celebrated on Saturday.

She has been a lab technician for more than one year now.

“I believe this will be the first time for me to be away from my children. On Wednesday afternoon when we were told that we were not going back home, I felt emotional but after speaking to my family and having our lab team here, we support each other, I know that my kids are in good hands,” she said.

“Right now, with the prayers that we do and knowing that my family and their strong faith will keep me going.”

She is privileged to serve her country and will continue to help Fiji win this fight.

Edited by Selita Rabuku 

Feedback: nicolette.chambers@fijisun.com.fj



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