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City Visits On The Rise: Council

“From these figures we have seen a steady increase and the trend is that more and more people are coming into the city,”
17 Jun 2021 10:47
City Visits On The Rise: Council
Visits to the capital city are on the rise, says the Suva City Council. Photo: Leon Lord

The Suva City Council has noticed an increase in the number of people visiting the capital city.

Suva and Lami special administrator chair Isikeli Tikoduadua said their figures were based on the number of people frequenting the Suva Municipal Market and getting off at the Suva Bus Stand daily.

On Friday, June 4 and Saturday June 5, 11,625 and 16,371 people entered the Suva Market respectively. A week later, on Friday June 11 and Saturday June 12, 12,250 and 20,608 people were at the market.

The same is for every day compared to the previous week.

“From these figures we have seen a steady increase and the trend is that more and more people are coming into the city,” he said.

“We also know that most people are coming to do shopping but there is still a large number who are just doing nothing, are sightseeing or loitering.

Mr Tikoduadua said the council also learned that some people, feeling the psychological pressure of staying at home, were taking a trip to the city to find some release.

“People need to realise that the best thing they can do to help prevent the spread of the virus is curb all unnecessary travel,” he said.

The council has praised the efforts of the Attorney-General and Minister for Economy, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, in ensuring the continuation of economic activity.

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