From the Editor-in-Chief’s desk: Your April 22 briefing
22 April, 2021, 12:05 am
Here’s a look at some of the headlines in The Fiji Times’ edition of Thursday, April 22.
Understandably the big one is on COVID-19.
Shut down warning
IF people do not take COVID-19 seriously, we will shut down entire towns and cities. That’s the warning now dished out.
IF you were at the funeral in Tavakubu, Lautoka, either at the residence or at Peceliema Church, on Friday April 16 or Saturday, April 17 and the Ministry of Health and Medical Services has not yet contacted you, please call 158 right now.
There’s more on PAGES 2, 3, 4, and 5.
AS of today, high-risk businesses will remain closed for the next 14 days.
THE drivers of a taxi and minibuses who transported the COVID-19 positive 53-year-old maid have come forward.
PEOPLE and vehicles have been prohibited from entering Waicoka Village, Tailevu, since Monday.
COVID-19 test results
THE first COVID-19 test results for the three people from Naicabecabe Village, Moturiki, Lomaiviti, that attended a funeral in Tavakubu, Lautoka, have returned negative.
KIA island came to a standstill on Monday after renowned rugby legend Waisale Serevi surprised the villagers with donations of food and rugby jerseys.
VEGETABLE and root crop suppliers to the Lautoka Municipal Market travelled from as far as Rakiraki yesterday and traded with buyers at the Tuvu border.
Vanua Levu businesses
POLICE will closely monitor operations at business houses in Vanua Levu to ensure COVID-19 measures are stringently observed.
Tui Macuata call
TUI Macuata Ratu Wiliame Katonivere has urged the vanua of Caumatalevu to adhere to the COVID-19 restrictions and measures announced by Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama earlier this week.
Watch the kids
PARENTS and guardians need to take ownership of their children because of the dangers of COVID-19, says Divisional Police Commander West Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Surend Sami.
Fiji Airports heightens safety measure
FIJI Airports has heightened its health and safety measures in addition to their Nadi International Airport travel safe protocols, says communications and public relations manager Christopher Chand.
ROSIE Travel Group assisted the Health Ministry teams doing contact tracing in the Western Division by providing vehicles to help them conduct the critical exercise
POLICE have not arrested anyone for breaching COVID-19 restrictions within the Nadi and Lautoka Containment Area.
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Mother’s Day competition
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