Checkpoints set up, visitors to go through screening

Police Constable Poasa Soroaqali mans the checkpoint at Rewasa Village in Rakiraki. Picture: FILE/ANISH CHAND

A settlement in Rakiraki has started screening visitors after a rise in COVID-19 cases in the district.

A group of twenty volunteers from Colasi have erected two checkpoints on main roads leading into the settlement.

“We are checking the body temperature of those coming in and not allowing anyone from outside of the district to enter if they aren’t vaccinated,” said community member Sumeet Shankar who also said that all individuals eligible for vaccination had gotten the jab.

“Like yesterday, we had a man come in from Tailevu, and he didn’t present his vaccination card, so he left.”

He said they had two checkpoints that were operational from 7am to 8pm daily.

“We are concerned with the rise in the cases in Rakiraki and we have taken the decision to safeguard our people.

“We screened close to 60 individuals on day one.”

Mr Shankar thanked the Provincial Administrator Ra and the Fiji Police Force for their assistance and guidance.

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