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PM concerned some communities in the Ra to Rewa corridor have low vaccination rates
1st tourism flight in about 2 years will be from Australia on Wednesday

PM concerned some communities in the Ra to Rewa corridor have low vaccination rates

1st tourism flight in about 2 years will be from Australia on Wednesday

By Semi Turaga
Monday 29/11/2021
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama.

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says he is concerned that some communities in the Ra to Rewa corridor which includes pockets of Ra, Tailevu, Naitasiri and parts of Rewa along with a few villages in Yasawa have very low vaccination rates against COVID-19.

He is urging people in these areas to get vaccinated for their health.

While responding to the President’s speech, Bainimarama says in two days, the first tourism flight will land in Fiji in almost two years.

He adds he plans to be there at Nadi International Airport to welcome the first plane of visitors from Australia to Fiji.

Bainimarama says we must all remain serious and keep our guard.

The Prime Minister stresses that we are living with COVID, and the only way to have a normal national life is to treat it like the health issue it is, not a political issue.

He says some countries are preparing to vaccinate children as young as five, such as next door in the Cook Islands. Bainimarama adds Fiji will do the same as soon as we can and we will have booster doses available for those most vulnerable.


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