COVID-19: Makoi market remain closed; Laqere market an option for residents

Vendor Nisar Bibi at the Laqere Market. Picture: SOPHIE RALULU/FT FILE

The Makoi Market remains closed until further advice from the Ministry of Health and Medical Services.

Fiji’s Minister for Local Government Premila Kumar is once again reminding members of the public who frequently visit this market that they an option to buy their produce from the Laqere Market.

“The vendors, consumers and ratepayers must exercise responsibility and ensure compliance with COVID-safe measures at all times,” Mrs Kumar said.

“We cannot put other people’s lives at risk while we are out shopping,” she said.

“To minimise overcrowding at the markets, I urge everyone to plan their visits accordingly and to do so without going in groups, to avoid contact with those outside their bubbles.”

Meanwhile, the markets in the Suva and Nausori corridor will be closed during the lockdown period that comes into effect from 11pm tonight until 4am on Wednesday, May 19, 2021.


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