COVID-19: ‘Relaxation of the curfew hours will have to wait’

A Police officer checks a vehicle as it passes through a checkpoint during the curfew hours. Picture: FIJI POLICE

The relaxation of the curfew hours will have to wait until the latest new border quarantine case that carries a high level of risk does not pose a risk to the public.

While announcing the new border quarantine case in a statement this morning Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama said they have been exploring the relaxation of some of our remaining health restrictions, including the capacity of large public events and the curfew hours, in particular as vaccines have been administered.

“Unfortunately, that will have to wait until we are certain this case does not pose a risk to the public,” Mr Bainimarama said.

“In fact, we should prepare for these measures to become more stringent if we find there has been transmission to the public,” he said.

“For now, do not gather and do not travel unless it is essential. Large gatherings, especially, are not safe.

“Nothing suggests there was a breach of protocol at this stage and we will continue to strengthen our procedures to further reduce the risk of transmission within our quarantine facilities.

We will update you with new developments. For now, stay safe and listen out for updates from the Ministry of Health and Medical Services.”

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