To support the Government initiatives to ensure people have smartphones with the careFiji app, Vodafone Fiji Pte Ltd has stepped in to help by providing smartphones at heavily subsidized prices.
Vodafone Fiji says this is to ensure people who may need to go out and about in public places to conduct their daily chores have a smartphone with careFiji installed and active to help assist in the Government’s fight against COVID-19.
The mobile company is making available for purchase immediately and until stocks last its RUIO Smartphone at $89 reduced from its normal price of $149.
The device is available at all Vodafone, Valuefone and Mr. Moblie and Chicken Express outlets.
For the convenience of the members of the public these smartphones have also been made available at all major supermarket chains including Shop N Save, New World, Extra Supermarket, and Max Value.
For those Fijians who may wish to purchase the device safely from the comfort of their homes and avoid the crowd can visit Vodafone Fiji’s online Vitikart platform or download the Vitikart App to buy online. Delivery is free and payment can be made using M-PAiSA.
Regional CEO of Vodafone, Pradeep Lal says this is a time to step up and join hands in the national interest to fight a common enemy and help the initiatives of the relevant Ministries and Government.
Vodafone Fiji says the fight against this virus will require as many people as possible using smartphones in Fiji to have careFiji App active 24/7.
Lal says technology has proven successful for many nations who have advanced well in their fight against COVID-19.
He says our neighbors Australia and New Zealand have been able to return to some degree of normalcy due to their quick response in embracing the importance of technology in this fight against this pandemic.
Lal says we have watched firsthand how they have won against this virus and are now hosting major events and sports at almost full crowd capacity.
Permanent Secretary for Health has stressed the importance of the careFiji App in contact tracing and early detection of possible COVID-19 cases in Fiji.
The Ministry for Commerce, Trade, Tourism and Transport is working with the Ministry of Economy and other key stakeholders to roll out the set of COVID safe business guidelines and practices, which will help businesses progressively open during this period.
To support this, the Ministry is working with Digital Fiji in developing a QR Scan feature on the careFiji App, which should be rolled out in the next couple of weeks.
This will require customers to have a smartphone with the careFiji app enabled to access essential and approved non-essential services, including shopping at supermarkets, pharmacies, etc.
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