COVID-19: Medical emergency travel permitted during lockdown

Suva City at the junction of Waimanu, Renwick and Toorak Road on Saturday, May 15, 2021. Picture: JONA KONATACI

Travel for medical emergencies is permitted during the Suva and Nausori lockdown.

Fiji’s Permanent Secretary for Health, Dr James Fong confirmed this in a statement yesterday reiterating that only essential service providers with explicit authorisation from the government may operate.

“The Ministry’s contact tracing teams are using the lockdown period as a window of opportunity to trace and test primary and secondary contacts of existing cases within Suva and Nausori,” Dr Fong said.

“The nature and the number of the cases that we confirm through the lockdown period will inform our next steps,” he said.

The lockdown for Suva and Nausori commenced at 11pm last Friday night.

“Until its scheduled end on Wednesday, the 19th of May, at 4am, Fijians living in Suva and Nausori must remain at home.”

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