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$1.1M Worth Of Masks Donated For Frontliners

PM applauds Australian-Based Fijian charity group for making donation
03 Sep 2021 10:02
$1.1M Worth Of Masks Donated For Frontliners
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama with Australian Deputy High Commissioner to Fiji Paul Wilson standing in front of the boxes containing the masks donated by Australia-based Fijian charity group, Reach for Future Foundation.

The effort by Fijians in Australia to ensure the safety of frontline workers and all Fijians, was commended by Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama at the Vodafone Arena in Suva yesterday.

Australia-based Fijian charity group, Reach for Future Foundation, handed over 2.7 million KN95 masks worth about $1.1 million.

Mr Bainimarama said the first batch of the life-saving masks were already in use by the frontline medical staff and contact tracing teams.

He said the value of the masks should not be judged by monetary value, but by the number of lives that would be saved through them.

He said such co-operation was critical in the fight against COVID-19.

“Australia, Fiji, and New Zealand all are in conflict against the Delta variant of the virus. Our co-operation is critical in protecting our people everywhere,” Mr Bainimarama said.

“No one person, no one family, no one community and no one country can do it alone. We are all reaching for the same future.https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1G6SM23DvrEYARviokCMuxOnUv_kFzAAbdp6vfzM3LNQ/prefill

“A future that is safer and healthier. A future where all of us can be together once again.”

Mr Bainimarama said so far Fiji’s plans were on track to achieve herd immunity and open borders.

He also thanked Wallabies Fijian rugby player Samu Kerevi who had worked with the charity body to get assistance to Fijians.

Australian Deputy High Commissioner to Fiji Paul Wilson said this type of assistance was the true definition of ‘Vuvale’

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