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We are at the escalating phase of the COVID-19 cases in the Central Division and Nausori – Dr Fong
Permanent Secretary for Health, Doctor James Fong says we are at the escalating phase of COVID-19 ca
15 hours ago
Health Ministry’s Official COVID-19 Dashboard confirms 180 new cases
The new COVID-19 cases continue to rise according to the Ministry of Health’s official COVID-19 Da
16 hours ago
Nausori Market to be closed today for decontamination
Minister for Local Government Premila Kumar says the Nausori Market will be closed today. Kumar s
15 hours ago

Qauia resident praying for the situation to get better so that he can return to work
A Qauia Settlement resident is praying for the situation to get better due to the increase in the nu
15 hours ago
LTA CEO to leave 6 months earlier than the date that his contract officially ends
The Land Transport Authority CEO, Samuel Simpson will be leaving 6 months earlier than the date that
LTA
15 hours ago
New Zealand sends more Personal Protective Equipment to Fiji
A second consignment of personal protective equipment and medical supplies has arrived from New Zeal
14 hours ago

3 retired Fijians team up with an Auckland couple to help the severely affected in Lane 25, Rarawai
A retired school headteacher and two retired FSC workers, all from Lane 25 in Rarawai, Ba have teame
19 hours ago
Supporting the unemployed and getting people back to jobs will be a key focus of the budget – Sayed-Khaiyum
Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says supporting the unemployed and getting people back to j
19 hours ago
33 people arrested for breaching health and curfew restrictions in the last 24 hours
33 cases were recorded over the last 24 hours for breach of curfew and health restrictions as people
20 hours ago

Govt delivers ration packs to families in isolation in areas in Tailevu
67 families in villages and settlements in Tailevu that are in isolation have been provided with rat
23 hours ago
Some Delainavesi families are stopping people from coming close to their houses and even their neighbouring shops to stop the spread of COVID-19
In a bid to stop the spread of COVID-19, majority of the families in Delainavesi in Lami have taken
19 hours ago
Concerns raised about people seen training in groups without masks near Rups Nakasi and Muanikoso this morning
There continues to be growing concern about people training in the morning in public places and not
21 hours ago

126 new COVID-19 cases - Ministry working to establish additional isolation facilities in the Lami area
Permanent Secretary for Health, Doctor James Fong has announced 126 new COVID-19 cases in the 24 hou
2 days ago
Minister for Economy to deliver National Budget on July 16th
The 2021/2022 National Budget will be delivered by Minister for Economy, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum on Frid
2 days ago

22/06/2021
Dr.Fong to appear on Straight Talk at 7 tonight
The Permanent Secretary for Health Dr. James Fong will appear on a special Straight Talk show with our News Director Vijay Narayan at 7 tonight. You can watch the talk
21 hours ago
Vaccination drive to continue at the Sai Sanjeevani Medical Centre in Nasese today
The COVID-19 vaccination drive will continue at the Sai Sanjeevani Medical Centre in Nasese today for people living in Muanikau, Ratu Sukuna Road, Domain, Nasese, Nasova
23 hours ago
Akshay Kumar begins shooting for Raksha Bandhan
Actor Akshay Kumar has started shooting for his next film Raksha Bandhdan. The film also stars Sahejmeen Kaur, Deepika Khanna, Sadia Khateeb, and Smrithi Srikanth who
24 hours ago

AUSMAT team including members from NZ arrive in Fiji
An Australian Medical Assistance Team which also includes members from New Zealand arrived into the country last night. They will begin their 28 day assignment to supp
1 day ago
New World Supermarket in Nausori to be closed for disinfection today
New World Supermarket in Nausori will be closed today as it has been determined as a site of interest after risk assessment and contact tracing efforts conducted by the M
1 day ago
Up to 10,000 Japanese fans will be permitted at Olympic venues
Up to 10,000 Japanese fans will be permitted at Tokyo 2020 Olympic venues. BBC News reports overseas spectators are already banned but organisers said domestic fans co
1 day ago

21/06/2021
Qauia Settlement on lockdown from 4am today to 4am Thursday
Qauia Settlement in Lami will be on a 48-hour lockdown until 4am Thursday 24th June 2021. The Ministry of Health says the aim of the lockdown is to conduct rapid scree
1 day ago
Brawl in Jittu Estate started from a drinking party - Police
Police have confirmed that the brawl that happened at Jittu Estate on Sunday allegedly started from a social gathering of youths who were involved in a drinking party.
2 days ago
Ba man did not die as a result of alleged beating by officers – Tudravu
Police say a social media post claiming a 21-year old man died after he was assaulted by police officers is another attempt to discredit the Force. The Force says the
2 days ago

Medical personnel from Australia and NZ to arrive tonight
The medical assistance team comprising of personnel from Australia and New Zealand will arrive into Fiji tonight. Health Minister Dr. Ifereimi Waqainabete says some of
2 days ago
Challenges lead to payment delays – FNPF
FNPF members who missed the first round of the Lockdown Round 2 payment last week, will receive their funds tomorrow. Acting Chief Executive Officer Viliame Vodonaival
2 days ago
NZ government announces additional NZ$10 million support for Fiji
New Zealand is now providing additional support to Fiji to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak on vulnerable households. The assistance includes up to NZ $5
2 days ago

Second dose of COVID-19 vaccination campaign starts in Labasa
The Ministry of Health is now administering the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in Labasa. The target group in this phase of the vaccination rollout are front-line
2 days ago
Taxis only allowed to carry 2 passengers while minibuses are only allowed to carry 8 passengers – LTA
Taxis are only allowed to carry two passengers in the back seat while minibuses are only permitted to carry eight passengers with one sitting in the front seat. This is c
LTA
2 days ago
Worthy Works Fiji assists more than 120 needy families in Navua and Wainadoi
A non-profit charitable organization Worthy Works Fiji has so far assisted more than 120 needy families in the Navua and Wainadoi area who have been badly affected due to
2 days ago

Three teenagers believed to be the instigators of the brawl at Jittu Estate in custody
Three teenagers are in Police custody in relation to the brawl at Jittu Estate yesterday. The three aged 17 and 18 were arrested last night while a 19-year-old man was
2 days ago
Tudravu visits officers and their families who are in isolation
Acting Police Commissioner Rusiate Tudravu paid a visit to the officers and their families who are currently in self-isolation at homes and the barracks in Nasova and Ma
2 days ago
100 families from three communities in the West receive food rations from ADRA
100 families from three communities in the Western Division whose livelihoods have been affected have received their food rations from the Adventist Development and Relie
2 days ago

More than $7,000 raised through PUBG Fiji COVID Charity tournament
$7,058 was raised in the PUBG Fiji COVID Charity tournament last night. The money will be used to help people struggling to put food on the table due to the financial
2 days ago
COVID-19: Brazil hits 500,000 deaths amid 'critical' situation
The number of deaths related to COVID-19 has passed 500,000 in Brazil, the second-highest in the world, as experts say the outbreak could worsen amid slow vaccination and
2 days ago

20/06/2021
Vaccination rollout to start again in the Northern & Eastern divisions as more vaccines arrive from Australia
50,000 more doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine as part of support from the Australian government has been delivered to Fiji. The Health Ministry says with the arriva
3 days ago
1 COVID-19 related death and 166 new cases announced - cases for individual clusters not revealed and Ministry says they will now report based on areas of interest
Fiji has a daily record of new COVID-19 cases as Permanent Secretary for Health, Doctor James Fong has announced 166 cases in the 24 hour period ending at 8am yesterday.
3 days ago
Elderly father devastated after losing his son in Auckland tornado
A father has been left without any means of support as he has lost his eldest son to the devastating tornado that struck South Auckland on Saturday morning. 42-yea
3 days ago

118 families in home isolation receive grocery packs from the govt
118 grocery and essential item packs were distributed today and yesterday by the government to people in home isolation. There were 68 deliveries yesterday and 50 toda
3 days ago
Korovou resident happy to see children protected in their village bubbles as cases in Korovou cluster grow
A resident of Korovou Town says she can see that villages are doing a good job in keeping children locked down in their bubbles. Lavenia Kaci lives and works at Tailev
3 days ago
Totogo Police Station to continue to operate with strict COVID protocols - Acting COMPOL
Acting Police Commissioner Rusiate Tudravu has confirmed that Totogo Police Station will continue its operations and no lockdown has been recommended by the Ministry of H
3 days ago

COVID-19: Brazil hits 500,000 deaths amid 'critical' situation
The number of deaths related to Covid-19 has passed 500,000 in Brazil, the second-highest in the world, as experts say the outbreak could worsen amid slow vaccination and
3 days ago
80 arrests for breach of health restrictions in the last 24 hours
There were eighty people arrested in the last 24 hours for breaching health restrictions in the country. Acting Police Commissioner Rusiate Tudravu says of that number
3 days ago
Narukua family of Mokani Village starts food drive to assist families whose income is affected
The Narukua family of Mokani Village in Tailevu has been distributing food rations to the elderly, widows and families in the village whose income has been affected by CO
3 days ago

Our body needs the vaccine to fight against COVID-19 and prevents us from dying if we have COVID - Sepeti
The Transfusion Medicine Lecturer at the Fiji National University, Adriu Sepeti says our body needs the vaccine to fight against COVID-19 and prevent us from becoming sev
3 days ago
Younger generation is being negatively influenced by people overseas regarding vaccination for COVID-19 - Singh
The President of the Sikh Association of Fiji, Bayant Singh says he has been noticing some hesitancy among the younger generation to get vaccinated for COVID-19 as they a
3 days ago
4,545 inspections by FCCC on businesses since April
The Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission says they have conducted 4,545 inspections on businesses across the Central, Western and Northern Divisions since April 20t
3 days ago

19/06/2021
Marist Rugby Club provides food rations to 30 rugby players affected by COVID-19
Marist Rugby Club officials brought some relief this week to 30 rugby players affected by COVID-19 by providing them with ration packs and masks. A team led by former
4 days ago
German manager says they must be more vigorous in attack if they are to beat Portugal in Euro 2020 group match
German manager, Joachim Low says they must be more vigorous in attack if they are to beat Portugal in their EUFA Euro 2020 group match tomorrow morning. Germany earlie
4 days ago
While we have not seen high rates of hospitalisations and fatalities so far, that could change if COVID-19 spreads further among more vulnerable people - Dr Fong
Permanent Secretary for Health, Doctor James Fong says while we have not seen high rates of hospitalisations and fatalities so far in Fiji, that could change if COVID-19
4 days ago

AUSMAT team to assist with the provision of health care services, primarily in the Central Division - Dr Fong
Permanent Secretary for Health, Doctor James Fong says the main priority of the Australian Medical Assistance Team coming in will be on creating additional medical spaces
4 days ago
Daily average of new COVID-19 cases rises to 105 cases per day - Dr Fong
The 7 day average of new COVID-19 cases per day for Fiji has increased to 105 cases per day or 119 cases per million population per day. Permanent Secretary for Health
4 days ago
150 new COVID-19 cases - 2 cases presented to FEMAT and 4 cases at Totogo Police under investigation
Permanent Secretary for Health, Doctor James Fong confirms they have recorded 150 new cases in the 24-hour period ending at 8am yesterday. 117 cases are from known clu
4 days ago

Reports tornado hit South Auckland suburb of Papatoetoe
One person has been killed and two injured, in the tornado that swept through South Auckland this morning. The storm lifted roofs, toppled trees, shattered windows, do
4 days ago
PUBG Fiji COVID Charity tournament to help Operation Grace assist more families
A PUBG Fiji COVID Charity tournament will be held at 8 tonight to raise funds for people struggling to put food on the table due to the financial impact of the current CO
4 days ago
Police disperse crowds of people not following precautionary health measures at My Suva Park and Suva Point
Police officers had to intervene and disperse crowds gathered at My Suva Park and Suva Point this morning as a proactive step in the wake of growing concerns of people no
4 days ago

19 people arrested for playing contact sports over the last 24 hours
19 people were arrested for playing contact sports over the last 24 hours while there were 19 alcohol-related cases and 9 for curfew breaches. Acting Police Commission
4 days ago
Health Ministry will continue to administer the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines as recommended by WHO
The Health Ministry stresses that it will continue to administer the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines as the World Health Organization’s recommendations for the vaccine re
4 days ago
Students will be allowed to complete their assessments with flexibility – FNU
The Fiji National University says it is applying flexibility to deadlines for assessments and the format of the assessments themselves to support all students during thes
FNU
4 days ago

AUSMAT team including members from NZ to be deployed to Fiji for 28 days
An Australian Medical Assistance Team will be deployed to Fiji to assist with the response to the current COVID-19 outbreak. The Australian government says this deploy
4 days ago
22 new families in home isolation receive grocery and essential item packs
22 new families in home isolation in Nakasi, Wainibuku, Nausori, Nadawa, Khalsa Road, Valelevu and Lami received grocery and essential item packs from the government yest
4 days ago
Over 200 operators join the Care Fiji Commitment program
More than 200 tourism operators have joined the Care Fiji Commitment program. The program which was launched in October last year ensures tourism businesses adopt enha
4 days ago

NZ to provide additional emergency funding of $291,000 for food relief packages in Viti Levu
New Zealand Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta has announced that additional emergency funding of FJ$291,000 will be made available to the New Zealand High Commission
4 days ago

18/06/2021
PM confident Lal will add value in further transforming FSC
Prime Minister and Minister for Sugar, Voreqe Bainimarama says he is confident the new Chair of the Fiji Sugar Corporation, Pradeep Lal will add exceptional value in furt
4 days ago
Former Ba Mayor Dijendra Singh passes away
Former Ba Mayor and businessman Dijendra Singh who was commonly known as Dick Singh has passed away. Singh passed away at the Ba Mission hospital last night. He bec
4 days ago
Dairy farmers in lockdown areas can access emergency supplies of feed supplements for half the value
Dairy farmers in lockdown areas can access emergency supplies of feed supplements for half the value as Fiji Cooperative Dairy Company Limited has been rolling out the su
5 days ago

Chaudhry says cane farmers want delivery payment to be increased to $40 while Brown maintains he cannot increase it
National Farmers Union General Secretary, Mahendra Chaudhry says cane farmers want the delivery payment of $32.61 a tonne to be increased to $42 along with a forecast can
5 days ago
Health Ministry continues to explore COVID-19 vaccine options for children – Dr Devi
Head of the Vaccination Taskforce of the Health Ministry, Doctor Rachel Devi says Fiji is exploring the options on which COVID-19 vaccine will be approved for children by
5 days ago
252,791 people receive their first dose of AstraZeneca while 12,246 are now fully vaccinated
43 percent of Fijians have received their first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine while 2.1 percent of the target population are fully vaccinated. Permanent Secretary fo
5 days ago

115 new COVID-19 cases - 8 of these cases are from a new Max Value Supermarket, Lami cluster and 4 from the Public Rental Board cluster
115 new COVID-19 cases have been announced for the 24-hour period ending at 8am yesterday. Permanent Secretary for Health, Doctor James Fong says 12 cases are from new
5 days ago
Situation in Sigatoka was handled in accordance with the Public Health Act - Acting Police Commissioner
Acting Police Commissioner Rusiate Tudravu says the situation in the Sigatoka area was handled in accordance with the Public Health Act and it was not done as a form of i
5 days ago
Villagers in Wainibuka work together to enforce strict lockdowns after COVID-19 cases in Korovou
Villagers and youth groups in Tailevu with the help of their different village headmen have been taking charge and implementing their own lockdowns following the confirma
5 days ago

Struggling families in Suva-Nausori containment area who are outside lockdown areas can apply to FRIEND Fiji for basic grocery
The Foundation for Rural Integrated Enterprises Development or FRIEND says struggling families in areas from Wainadoi to Logani can now apply for basic grocery assistance
5 days ago
People due for their second jab of the AstraZeneca can go to any vaccination centre – Dr Devi
The 59,000 people who are due for their second jab of the AstraZeneca vaccine can visit any of the vaccination centres open near their area to get the shot. While spea
5 days ago
Health Ministry is concerned about a lot of misinformation on COVID-19 out there and is urging people to use reliable sources
The Health Ministry is very concerned about the amount of misinformation that is currently out there for the public about COVID-19 and is urging people to get their infor
5 days ago

Some businesses in Nadi have reduced staff to cut costs
Nadi Chamber of Commerce President Dr Ram Raju says some businesses in Nadi have had to reduce staff as a cost cutting measure because they are operating at 50 percent ca
5 days ago
Ten public holidays for 2022
Ten public holidays have been approved by the Government for 2022. Minister for Employment Parveen Bala says the announcement will allow Fijians and all relevant stake
5 days ago
Govt distributed more than 800 essential item packs to families in lockdown areas/home isolation yesterday
The Fijian government distributed 849 grocery and essential item packs to lockdown areas and families who are in home isolation yesterday. It says the third round of g
5 days ago

Naomi Osaka to miss Wimbledon
Japan's Naomi Osaka will not play at Wimbledon this year but is planning to return in time for the Tokyo Olympics. BBC News reports the four-time Grand Slam champion w
5 days ago
State of emergency to be lifted in Japan's capital
The state of emergency in Tokyo is to be lifted, five weeks before the start of the Olympic Games. Emergency Covid-19 restrictions have been in place in Japan's capita
5 days ago

17/06/2021
Health Ministry disturbed by some reports of impolite and inappropriate conduct by some officials including those administering vaccines
The Health Ministry says it is disturbed by some reports of impolite and inappropriate conduct by some of the frontline officials, including those administering vaccines.
5 days ago
Fiji's border quarantine facilities protocols become more stringent, capacity to be capped at 300
Permanent Secretary for Health Doctor James Fong says Fiji’s border quarantine facilities and protocols have been exhaustively reviewed to protect against transmission
5 days ago
91 COVID-19 cases between 6pm Wednesday to 8am yesterday
Permanent Secretary for Health, Doctor James Fong confirms 91 new COVID-19 cases have been reported between 6 o’clock Wednesday night and 8 o’clock yesterday morning.
5 days ago

All schools to remain closed until further notice
All schools in Fiji will remain closed until further notice. In a statement, the Ministry of Education says all schools nationwide will remain closed following discuss
6 days ago
Health Ministry aims to get 70% of the target population fully vaccinated by Oct based on the availability of doses – Dr Devi
The Head of the Vaccination Taskforce of the Health Ministry, Doctor Rachel Devi says based on the availability of the AstraZeneca doses, they are aiming to get almost 70
6 days ago
Families in Nawaka lockdown area to receive 709 sanitary kits tomorrow through Voice of Needy Foundation
A Nadi based non governmental organisation, Voice of Needy Foundation will be providing 709 sanitary kits to families in the Nawaka lockdown area tomorrow. Founder and
6 days ago

9,067 Fijians registered to return home
A total of 9,067 Fijians from different areas have so far been registered to return home since the announcement on 29th May. This includes 4758 people from the Central
6 days ago
Frontliners like Police Officers stressed out by those always breaching the COVID guidelines – Tudravu
Acting Police Commissioner, Rusiate Tudravu is calling on the people breaching COVID-19 health guidelines and curfew everyday to think of the nation as a whole as there w
6 days ago
29 people arrested for breaching curfew orders and health restrictions
29 people were arrested for breaching curfew orders and health restrictions in the last 24-hours. 15 people were arrested in the Southern Division, the Western Div
6 days ago

The challenge for the Fiji Police leadership is ensuring consistency and looking after the welfare of the officers during these trying times - Tudravu
Acting Police Commissioner Rusiate Tudravu says as they continue to assist in the national approach to tackle COVID-19, the challenge for the Fiji Police Force leadership
6 days ago
Outrigger Resort to be used as a quarantine facility which will employ more than 60 workers
More than 60 staff of the Outrigger Beach Resort will gain employment following confirmation that the resort will now be used as an isolation facility by the Ministry of
6 days ago
Govt continues distribution of essential items to lockdown areas and those in home isolation
The government says a total of 337 groceries and essential item packs were distributed to lockdown areas and families who are in home isolation yesterday. This includ
6 days ago

Health Ministry says people who got their 1st dose between 5th-16th April can now get their 2nd jab
The Health Ministry has started administering the second dose of COVID-19 vaccines from the available vaccination sites across the country. It says individuals who rec
6 days ago

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