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Rohit Singh Prepared to Go Back to Work

“I am happy despite the challenging times. I am still employed, our line of work requires function, weddings, and large gathering, but all that is not permitted now. I hope the restrictions will ease so we could operate again,” he said.
15 Sep 2021 13:34
Rohit Singh Prepared to Go Back to Work
Rohit Singh of Tokotoko Road, Navua is eagerly waiting for containment borders to open after five months of lockdown. Photo: Ronald Kumar

Function decorator, Rohit Singh of Navua, has washed and ironed his working clothes, polished his shoes, and topped up his e-Ticketing bus card. He is now eagerly waiting for the reopening of the Viti Levu containment borders, so he could return to work after five months of unemployment.

Ever since the announcement by the Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama on the lifting of containment boarders in Viti Levu once we reach 60 per cent of the nation being fully vaccination, Mr Singh has been preparing to return to work.

“Five months of staying home without work is taking toll on me, and I cannot wait for the borders to open, so I can return to work,” he said.

Mr Singh, who is been working for Turnkey Decorators at Waimanu Road, Suva, for three years, is fully vaccinated and has made all the necessary arrangements to return to work as soon as he can.

“I did some backyard gardening and was receiving some food assistance from work to support my grandmother, my brother and my sister-in-law,” he said.

He added that times were hard as he was also not spared by the virus and tested positive for COVID-19 in early August.

“I was under home isolation and didn’t have much cash. The only food available was my homegrown Kumala and tea, so I survived on it for almost two weeks,” he said.

Mr Singh said the struggle started last year during first phase of the pandemic, as function numbers were limited due to restriction, but he sees that this year is worse.

“I am happy despite the challenging times. I am still employed, our line of work requires function, weddings, and large gathering, but all that is not permitted now. I hope the restrictions will ease so we could operate again,” he said.

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