17 January, 2022, 7:32 am Central - 23°C Rain
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09/01/2022
226 people currently in evacuation centres
226 people are currently taking shelter in evacuation centres around the country. There are 28 evacuations centres open in the Western Division while 2 are open in the
7 days ago
We need to protect the space around education so that it becomes a low risk area – Dr. Fong
Permanent Secretary for Health, Doctor James Fong says education is important and they need to protect that space and make sure that the space around it is protected so t
7 days ago
If you do test positive or develop COVID-like symptoms, self-isolate at home for seven days – Dr Fong
Permanent Secretary for Heath Doctor James Fong says if you do test positive or develop COVID-like symptoms, their advice is that you self-isolate at home for seven days.
7 days ago

TDO3F likely to develop into a cyclone in the next 6 to 12 hours
Acting Director of the Fiji Meteorological Services Terry Atalifo says Tropical Depression 03F is likely to develop into a cyclone in the next 6 to 12 hours. Please se
8 days ago
Police increase presence in Suva
Police have increased their presence in Suva City tonight to deter opportunists. There are police officers that have set up exit and entry points into Suva City. Po
8 days ago
Flash flooding in parts of Nadi Town
A resident of Waqadra in Nadi, Avneel Abhishay says there is flash flooding in parts of Nadi Town. He says he can see that the water level in the Votualevu river incre
8 days ago

Ba River bank bursts and Ba Town closed due to flooding
The Ba River has burst its bank and there is now widespread flooding in Ba Town. Rajendra supermarket staff, Roneel Prakash says floodwaters have entered the Ba Market
8 days ago
Widespread flooding in parts of Ba, Tavua, Nadi and Rakiraki
There continues to be reports of widespread flooding in parts of Rakiraki, Ba, Tavua and Nadi, and with the more rain expected overnight people are being urged to secure
8 days ago
Man swept away by strong currents while crossing Mataniwai river in Tavua
A 35-year-old man was swept away by strong currents while trying to cross the Mataniwai river in Tavua this morning. National Disaster Management Office Director Vasit
8 days ago

No lockdown, no change to curfew – Koya
Minister for Commerce, Faiyaz Koya says they are not locking down any communities, the curfew is not changing, businesses are not being shut, the borders are not closing
8 days ago
Parts of the Western Division still without power should expect the same situation for the next few days
Parts of the Western Division that are still without power should expect the same situation for the next few days as Energy Fiji Limited says it is not safe to send their
EFL
8 days ago
New fines for breach of COVID-safe measures
New penalties and fines for failing to comply with masking protocols and COVID-safe measures have been announced by the Government. They all come into effect from tomo
8 days ago

From tomorrow informal gatherings in homes and community halls will be limited to 20 people - Koya
New restrictions for informal social gatherings have been announced this afternoon by the Government. While making the announcement at Suvavou House, Minister for Comm
8 days ago
Brave firefighters, police officers & health workers save pregnant woman
A pregnant woman in Colase in Rakiraki who started experiencing labour pain but was stuck due to flooding at her home was rescued by a group of brave health workers, fire
8 days ago
Secure your homes & know your evacuation centres as a Tropical Cyclone Warning is now in force for the whole of Fiji
Please secure your homes and properties and know your evacuation centres as there is now a Tropical Cyclone warning for the whole of Fiji. Tropical Depression 03F cont
8 days ago

Kings Highway closed at Tavua while FRA expects closures along Queens Highway
Kings Highway is closed at Yaladro and the Tagitagi Flats in Tavua due to flooding while the FRA says they are expecting closures on some sections of Queens Highway. T
FRA
8 days ago
WAF is now saying their pumping stations are affected by unplanned power outages
With tens of thousands of people around the country already facing water disruptions, the Water Authority of Fiji is now saying that their pumping stations are affected b
8 days ago
NDMO wants people to call emergency operation centres and Police command centres about evacuation centres
The National Disaster Management Office is asking people to call their emergency operation centres and Police command centres if they have questions about evacuation cent
8 days ago

Reports of flooding in Rakiraki, Ba and Tavua
There are reports of flooding in parts of Rakiraki, Tavua and Ba but flood waters are starting to recede in most areas. Parts of Rakiraki Town are flooded. Rakiraki
8 days ago
Having COVID gave Djokovic vaccine exemption - lawyers
Tennis star Novak Djokovic had a vaccine exemption to enter Australia after a COVID infection on 16th December. Djokovic’s lawyers have highlighted this in court doc
8 days ago
Schools in Fiji closed until further notice
Due to flooding in several parts of Fiji and further flooding expected in the next few days, the Ministry of Education has confirmed that all schools are closed until fur
8 days ago

Full Story: Five new COVID deaths
There are five new COVID-19 deaths bringing the total number of COVID-19 deaths recorded since confirmation of the third wave to 12. Permanent Secretary for Health Doc
8 days ago
1,280 new COVID-19 cases recorded by the Health Ministry since Wednesday
There have been 1,280 new COVID-19 cases recorded by the Health Ministry since Wednesday. The Permanent Secretary for Health Doctor James Fong says 348 new cases were
8 days ago
Tropical Cyclone Alert for Viti Levu, Yasawa, Kadavu & Vatulele
A Tropical Cyclone Alert is now in force for Viti Levu, Yasawa, Kadavu and Vatulele. There is also a strong wind warning for land areas in the Fiji group. The Weath
8 days ago

Major Town centres in Nadi, Ba, Rakiraki & Tavua at high risk of severe flooding – Weather Office
Please take the necessary precautions and remain on high alert as the Weather Office is now saying that major town centres in Nadi, Ba, Rakiraki and Tavua are at high ris
8 days ago
More roads in the Western Division flooded overnight
More roads and crossings were flooded overnight as heavy rain continues in the Western Division. We have received confirmation from residents on the ground that Arolev
8 days ago

08/01/2022
Parts of Ba Town still flooded
Parts of Ba Town are still flooded this hour but we have received confirmation from the Ba Town Council that flood waters are starting to recede. Photos posted by the
8 days ago
Schools in France overwhelmed with COVID-19 cases
It’s just a week since French schools reopened after Christmas but already one in four teachers and nearly 50 pupils are sick with COVID-19 at the Jean Renoir High Scho
8 days ago
We pay $36 a week now to get my grandchild’s clothes washed at the laundry because of water cuts – Kada
A frustrated resident of Vatuyalewa in Tuirara says they have ended up paying $36 a week to get her grandchild's clothes washed at a laundry service because of water disr
9 days ago

Family escapes serious injuries after vehicle lands in a drain
A family of five escaped serious injuries this morning after the car they were travelling in landed in a drain in Korovuto in Nadi. Police say the driver allegedly los
9 days ago
EFL hoping to restore power to the whole of the Western Division tonight
Energy Fiji Limited says their engineers are trying to establish and repair the fault that has caused an unplanned power disruption to the whole of the Western Division.
EFL
9 days ago
Families in the West and North prepare for adverse weather conditions
With flood warnings and alerts issued for parts of the country, families in the Western and Northern Divisions have started to prepare for the next few days. Tuluk, Ba
9 days ago

Flooding is our main concern – NDMO
The National Disaster Management Office says they have started to receive reports of flooding in the Western Division and are asking the public to limit travel and refrai
9 days ago
Some crossings and roads in the Western Division flooded
Some crossings and roads in the Western Division are currently closed due to flooding caused by heavy rain. The Fiji Roads Authority has confirmed this includes Kings
9 days ago
Flood warnings for parts of Ba, Rakiraki & Tavua with severe flood alerts for low lying areas near major rivers in Western Viti Levu
Remain on high alert and take the necessary precautions if you live in low lying and flood-prone areas as it continues to rain in parts of the country. The Weather Off
9 days ago

FCCC to continue to carry out COVID-safe inspections despite majority of staff working from home from Monday
The Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission says they will continue to carry out COVID-safe inspections and all other enforcement responsibilities despite the fact tha
9 days ago
Floodwaters enter some shops in Tavua Town
Kings Highway at Tavua Town is flooded. This has been confirmed by the Fiji Roads Authority. Flood waters have also entered some shops in Tavua Town. Stay with u
9 days ago
No power in the Western Division
There is no power in the whole of the Western Division. Energy Fiji Limited is only saying the unplanned power disruption has been caused by a fault. No timeframe h
EFL
9 days ago

Police interview a few people about alleged Rakiraki homicide
Police have interviewed a few people in Volivoli in Rakiraki about the alleged homicide case on Thursday. They say right now they are trying to gather as much informat
9 days ago
Police will be patrolling flooded areas
Police are calling on people living in flood-prone and low lying areas to make necessary arrangements and move to higher ground as more rain and possible flooding is expe
9 days ago
585 household packs distributed to families in home isolation yesterday
A total of 585 household packs were distributed to families in home isolation across Fiji yesterday. The government says 119 packs were distributed to families in home
9 days ago

All COVID-19 vaccination sites closed this weekend & to resume on Monday
All COVID-19 vaccination sites will be closed this weekend and will resume services on Monday. The Ministry of Health says the COVID-19 drive-through vaccination site
9 days ago
Remain on high alert as more rain and possible flooding is expected from tomorrow
Remain on high alert and take the necessary precautions if you live in low lying and flood prone areas as more rain and possible flooding is expected from tomorrow. Th
9 days ago
Tourism Fiji and Fiji Airports dismiss claims of tourists stranded at the Nadi International Airport yesterday
Tourism Fiji and Fiji Airports have dismissed claims that tourists were stranded at the Nadi International Airport yesterday. The CEO of Tourism Fiji Brent Hill says t
9 days ago

Expect more rain & possible flooding from tomorrow as TD03F has a moderate to high chance of becoming a cyclone by Monday
Expect more rain, strong winds and the possibility of flooding from tomorrow as Acting Director of Meteorology Terry Atalifo says the concern now is that Tropical Disturb
9 days ago
Severe flood alert for low lying areas near major rivers in Western Viti Levu
There is a severe flood alert in force for low lying areas near major rivers in Western Viti Levu. The rivers at risk of flooding are the Tuva River, Kubuna River, Naw
9 days ago

07/01/2022
WAF is now more transparent than ever before and figures cited by NFP Leader are mostly incorrect – WAF Chairman
The Chairman of the Water Authority of Fiji Board Bhavesh Patel says contrary to the misleading statements by the Leader of National Federation Party Biman Prasad, WAF is
9 days ago
Around 60 children to benefit from the new St John Bosco Angel’s Kindergarten Outdoor Learning Project
Around 60 children will benefit from the new St John Bosco Angel’s Kindergarten Outdoor Learning Project which was handed over to the school by Alumni Leadership Fiji 2
10 days ago
Communities around the vicinity of hotels in Fiji will benefit from the new Agritourism Initiative
Communities around the vicinity of hotels in Fiji will benefit from the new Agritourism Initiative Our Community Program that was launched by the Ministry of Agriculture
10 days ago

Moderate to high chance of Tropical Disturbance 03F becoming a cyclone by Monday
Expect more rain, strong winds and the possibility of flooding from Sunday as Acting Director of Meteorology Terry Atalifo says the concern now is that Tropical Disturban
10 days ago
Education Ministry says Shamima Ali’s comments are surprising and incorrect while Ali says they have received a lot of concerns
The Ministry of Education says they are surprised by the comments made by Fiji Women's Crisis Centre Coordinator Shamima Ali in a Fiji Times article titled “Ali queries
10 days ago
Parents continue to raise serious concerns regarding the safety of their children in schools
As parents continue to raise concerns regarding the safety of their children in schools, Minister for Education Premila Kumar had said on Tuesday that they are always mon
10 days ago

SODELPA people have backbone and do not jump ship - Gavoka
SODELPA Leader Viliame Gavoka says SODELPA people have backbone and they do not jump ship. Gavoka has made the comments after former SODELPA MP and former Nasinu Const
10 days ago
Parents have called me expressing their fear of sending their children to school – Prof Prasad
The Leader of National Federation Party, Professor Biman Prasad says parents from throughout the country have called him expressing their fear about sending their childre
10 days ago
Ratu Wiliame encourages people to get their booster shot
President Ratu Wiliame Katonivere is encouraging people to get their booster shots. Ratu Wiliame got his booster shot at the State House this morning. He adds the S
10 days ago

Residents say they have lost hope after continued water disruptions
With unplanned water disruptions across the Suva to Nausori corridor, a Colo-i-Suva resident says the water disruption notice does not mean much to them because they alre
10 days ago
Health Ministry to investigate how the Suva Morgue Services gave the wrong body to a Navua family
The Permanent Secretary for Health, Doctor James Fong says the Ministry will investigate the matter where a wrong body was given by the Suva Morgue Services to a Navua fa
10 days ago
FEO sees steady climb in registered voters
The Fijian Elections Office has seen a steady climb in the number of voters as we approach the 2022 General Elections. FEO Director Operations, Anaseini Senimoli says
FEO
10 days ago

Family devastated after alleged homicide case in Volivoli
The family of 48-year-old Ranjeev Kumar who was one of the victims of the Volivoli alleged homicide says they are still shocked and devastated. The victim’s brother,
10 days ago
Lynda Tabuya joins Rabuka’s People’s Alliance Party
Lynda Tabuya has resigned from SODELPA and is joining Sitiveni Rabuka’s People’s Alliance Party. Tabuya is the former SODELPA Whip in parliament. She was also t
10 days ago
Flash flood warning remains in place for Vanua Levu while flash flood alert issued for Nadi through to Korovou
A flash flood warning remains in force for all low lying and flood prone areas of Vanua Levu while a flash flood alert is now in force for all low lying and flood prone a
10 days ago

Thousands of people living along Suva to Nausori corridor told by WAF to expect low pressure to no water for 1 week
Thousands of people living along the Suva to Nausori corridor have been told by the Water Authority of Fiji to expect low pressure to no water for at least one week as re
10 days ago
14-year-old girl who was reported missing reunited with her family
Police have called off the search for the 14-year-girl who was reported missing from her home in Nadi as she has been found. They say the girl was located and reunited
10 days ago
Flash flood warning for low lying areas in Vanua Levu
Please remain on high alert if you live in a low lying area in Vanua Levu. The Weather Office says there is still a flash flood warning for all low lying and flood-pro
10 days ago

Heavy rain warning for the whole of Fiji
There is a heavy rain warning in force for the whole of Fiji. All of this rain is being brought by an active trough of low pressure still affecting the Fiji group.
10 days ago

06/01/2022
Volivoli alleged homicide case at its early stage of investigations - Police
Police say the alleged case of homicide in Volivoli, Rakiraki is at its early stage of investigations. They say at this point in time they will not be able to reveal a
11 days ago
Pharmacies run out of Rapid Antigen COVID-19 test kits
As cases of COVID-19 continue to increase in the community, several pharmacies in the country have run out of the Rapid Antigen COVID-19 test kits. Fijivillage has vis
11 days ago
Dr Fong confirms they have received reports of students and teachers testing positive
The Permanent Secretary for Health Dr James Fong has confirmed that they have received reports of students and teachers testing positive for COVID-19. Dr Fong says the
11 days ago

Police remind PSV drivers to comply with COVID safe measures
The Fiji Police Force is reminding public service vehicle drivers to comply with COVID safe measures. They say the final decision lies with drivers, and officers have
11 days ago
Grieving family given wrong body by the CWM Hospital Mortuary
The Permanent Secretary for Health, Doctor James Fong says he is aware of the incident where the body of a man from Ba was given to another family in Navua by mistake on
11 days ago
A number of roads and crossings in the North flooded
A number of crossings and roads in the Northern Division are currently closed due to flooding caused by heavy rain. The Nakama Crossing, Nasarava Crossing, Bulileka Ro
11 days ago

Flash flood warning in force for low lying & flood prone areas in Vanua Levu
A flash flood warning remains in force for all low lying and flood prone areas in Vanua Levu. The Nadi Weather Office says as of 9 o’clock this morning, significant
11 days ago
Case of dismissed Solicitor General called for the first time in the High Court
The case of dismissed Solicitor General, Sharvada Sharma was called for the first time in the Suva High Court today before Justice Deepthi Amaratunga, and the lawyers in
11 days ago
4 bodies discovered in Volivoli, Rakiraki
Police say the case where the bodies of four people have been discovered in Volivoli, Rakiraki is an alleged homicide case. The discovery was made this morning. Pol
11 days ago

40,297 children between the ages of 12 to 17 fully vaccinated in Fiji
29,640 children between the ages of 15 to 17 are fully vaccinated while 36,814 children have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. 10,657 children between
11 days ago
596 COVID-19 cases recorded since Tuesday
596 new cases of COVID-19 have been recorded by the Health Ministry since Tuesday. Permanent Secretary for Health Doctor James Fong says 224 new cases were recorded on
11 days ago
Dr Fong confirms he will announce more measures related to masking & social gatherings this week
Permanent Secretary for Health Doctor James Fong has confirmed that they will be announcing more stringent measures related to masking and social gatherings later this we
11 days ago

113 COVID-19 patients admitted in the hospital but none in severe or critical condition
There are 113 people currently admitted in hospitals around the country with COVID-19. This has been confirmed in the latest update by Permanent Secretary for Health D
11 days ago
FULL STORY: 7 COVID-19 deaths since confirmation of Fiji's 3rd wave
Since confirmation of Fiji’s third wave of COVID-19 on the 29th of last month, there have been seven COVID-19 deaths reported by the Ministry of Health and Medical Ser
11 days ago

05/01/2022
Uprising Music Festival postponed, new date to be announced soon
Knox Entertainment and the Uprising Beach Resort have announced that the Woodstock Uprising Music Festival has been postponed. They say it is their responsibility to p
12 days ago
Heavy rain alert for Fiji
A heavy rain alert is now in force for Fiji. A strong wind warning remains in force for the land areas of Lau Group and is now in force for Vanua Levu. A strong wind w
12 days ago
Heads of schools told to speak to students about following COVID-safe measures outside school premises
Heads of schools have been told to talk to students about following COVID-safe measures outside the school premises following reports by Fijivillage of the widespread dis
12 days ago

Physical distancing cannot be practiced in schools but our ventilation is better than most schools globally - Kumar
Minister for Education Premila Kumar says physical distancing cannot be practiced in schools but to offset that, our ventilation in schools is far better than compared to
12 days ago
COVID-19 safety messages for schools launched
COVID-19 safety messages in the form of posters, brochures, booklets and videos have been launched by the Education Ministry in partnership with UNICEF. The posters in
12 days ago
Tourist claims COVID-safe protocols are not being followed in a Nadi based resort
The Ministry of Tourism and Tourism Fiji are yet to respond to claims made by an Australian tourist that COVID-safe protocols are not being followed in a Nadi based resor
12 days ago

60% students returned to school on the first day
The national percentage of students that returned school yesterday was 60%. This has been confirmed by Minister for Education Premila Kumar who says this has been capt
12 days ago
People still seen not following COVID-safe protocols
As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the country, many people are still seen not adhering to COVID-safe protocols. Fijivillage visited a few areas in Suva today and n
12 days ago
Adele's 30 was the biggest-selling album of 2021
Adele's 30 was the best-selling album of 2021, after just six weeks on sale. The star sold more than 600,000 copies of her so-called "divorce album", with 80% of those
12 days ago

NSW records 35,054 COVID-19 cases and eight deaths
The NSW government has launched a campaign urging people only to get tested for COVID-19 if they have symptoms after the state recorded 35,054 new cases and eight deaths.
12 days ago
No road fatalities since the 15th of last month – SSP Mishra
Police Director Traffic SSP Mahesh Mishra says there have been no fatal road accidents from the 15th of last month to date. 25 road fatalities were recorded last year
12 days ago
11 juveniles and 8 police officers among 62 people charged with serious offences last month
11 juveniles and 8 police officers were among 62 people that were charged with serious offences last month. According to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecuti
12 days ago

7-year-old boy in desperate need of type 0 blood
A 7-year-old boy who has been frequently hospitalized since infancy due to a bleeding disorder is in desperate need of type 0 blood at the CWM Hospital. If you are wil
12 days ago
China: Xi'an residents in lockdown trade goods for food amid shortage
People quarantined in the Chinese city of Xi'an are bartering supplies amid continuing worries over food shortages. Social posts show locals swapping cigarettes and te
12 days ago
Arrive at the vaccination venue by at least 1.30pm as vaccination sites close by 3pm – Health Ministry
It is being stressed by the Health Ministry that if you plan to line-up to get vaccinated after midday, you have to make sure that you are at the vaccination site by 1.30
12 days ago

04/01/2022
Many students seen without masks and standing in crowds in Suva
The Permanent Secretary for Health, Dr. James Fong says they will be providing guidance to enforcers of COVID-safe protocols after many students were seen not practicing
13 days ago
Do not let fake news spoil your 2022 - PM
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has put an end to claims that he is currently in New Zealand. On his official Twitter page, Bainimarama has posted a photo of himself
13 days ago
Reopening of schools today has been done on the advice of UNICEF and the World Health Organisation – Education Ministry
The Education Ministry says the reopening of schools today has been done on the advice of UNICEF and the World Health Organisation. They say schools are an important t
13 days ago

69 COVID patients admitted in hospital
69 people are currently admitted in the hospital with COVID-19. According to the Health Ministry, none of those admitted are in severe or critical condition. Of tho
13 days ago
Heavy rain alert issued for Vanua Levu, Taveuni and nearby smaller islands, Lau and Lomaiviti Group
A heavy rain alert is now in force for Vanua Levu, Taveuni and nearby smaller islands, Lau and Lomaiviti Group. A strong wind warning is also in force for the land are
13 days ago
Poor turnout of students in most schools however a few schools recorded over 90% attendance
There has been poor turnout in a number of schools around the country with most of them reporting less than 50% attendance however a few schools in the Central Division h
13 days ago

22 people including 6 juveniles charged with serious sexual offences last month
There were 22 people including 6 juveniles charged with a total of 60 counts of separate serious sexual incidents last month. According to statistics from the Office o
DPP
13 days ago
People need to understand health staff have been working for one whole year without much leave – Dr. Fong
The Permanent Secretary for Health Dr James Fong says they can consider having other venues in Suva to provide booster doses for COVID-19 however people should understand
13 days ago
People previously infected or are fully vaccinated can get infected with Omicron
With confirmation that Omicron is now spreading in the community in Fiji, Permanent Secretary for Health Doctor James Fong is stressing that Omicron spreads very fast so
13 days ago

Tui Narere Transport bus damages part of Suva Bus Stand after someone moved the bus during driver’s absence
A Tui Narere Transport bus went off the parking area at the Suva Bus Stand and ended up at the passengers waiting area damaging some parts of the bus stand earlier today.
13 days ago
COVID positive healthcare workers will be required to self-isolate for 7 days & test negative before they return to work
A healthcare worker of the Ministry of Health and Medical Services who tests positive for COVID-19 will be required to self-isolate at home for seven days. Permanent S
13 days ago
Good turnout of students in five schools in Suva we visited this morning
There was a good turnout of students in five schools in Suva this morning as face to face classes for those in Years 8 to 13 resumed today. Years 12 and 13 students ar
13 days ago

Health Ministry announces new restrictions and guidelines on sea travel between Viti Levu, Vanua Levu and maritime islands
The Ministry of Health has announced new restrictions and guidelines on sea travel between Viti Levu, Vanua Levu and the maritime islands effective from today due to the
13 days ago
69 people with COVID-19 admitted in the hospital
69 people are currently admitted in the hospital with COVID-19. According to the latest update by the Health Ministry, none of those admitted are in severe or critical
13 days ago
92.2% of the adult target population fully vaccinated
92.2% of the adult target population in Fiji are fully vaccinated while 97.8% have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. This means 569,791 Fijians have re
13 days ago

580 new COVID-19 cases since Saturday
580 new cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in Fiji since Saturday. 405 new cases were recorded on Sunday and 175 new cases in the last 24 hours ending at 8am yester
13 days ago
Two elderly unvaccinated men die from COVID-19
Two elderly unvaccinated men have died from COVID-19. They are the latest COVID-19 deaths reported by the Health Ministry. Permanent Secretary for Health Doctor Jam
13 days ago
FULL STORY : Doctor Fong confirms we have the Omicron variant of COVID-19 in the community
Permanent Secretary for Health Doctor James Fong says the results of positive samples sent to the Doherty Institute in Melbourne for genomic sequencing have confirmed, as
13 days ago

03/01/2022
Several parents of students who are boarders in QVS, RKS and ACS want govt to delay re-opening of schools - Rabuka
People’s Alliance Leader Sitiveni Rabuka says he has been requested by several parents whose children are boarders at Queen Victoria School, Ratu Kadavulevu School and
13 days ago
Students to wear masks in class in England's secondary schools to tackle Omicron
Face masks are to be worn in classrooms in England's secondary schools to reduce the spread of the Omicron variant. The temporary reintroduction of face coverings aims
14 days ago
Some guests are testing positive for COVID-19 but having 30,000 tourists is an incredible achievement - Hill
Tourism Fiji CEO, Brent Hill says it has been difficult for hotels and resorts as there are guests who are testing positive for COVID-19 and have to be isolated, but havi
14 days ago

Teachers will identify and assist students in need in the first week of school
Minister for Education, Premila Kumar says the Ministry will be working closely with various schools to provide necessary psycho-social support to students in the first w
14 days ago
Ministry of Education yet to clarify how physical distancing will be maintained in classrooms
With Years 8 to 13 students returning to school today, the Ministry of Education is yet to clarify how two metres physical distancing will be maintained in classrooms and
14 days ago
Parents who do not want to send their children to school will have to make arrangements or engage in homeschooling
As students from Years 8 to 13 return to face to face classes from tomorrow, Minister for Education Premila Kumar says parents who are not willing to send their children
14 days ago

Victoria records 8,577 new COVID-19 cases, three deaths
Victoria has reported a record 8,577 new COVID-19 cases and three deaths, as experts raise doubts about the usefulness of the QR-code check-in system. Today’s daily
14 days ago
Parents hesitant to send their children to school – Lekutu Advisory Councillor
The Advisory Councillor of Lekutu District in Bua, Mohammed Farukh says many parents in his district are worried about their children, especially those in primary schools
14 days ago
We are targeting community surveillance in areas that we think have an outbreak – Dr. Fong
The Permanent Secretary for Health Dr. James Fong says they are targeting their community surveillance in areas that they think have a COVID-19 outbreak. He says they
14 days ago

Albert Park drive-through vaccination venue open today
The COVID-19 vaccination venue at Albert Park in Suva will be open till 1pm today. The Ministry of Health will provide booster dose for individuals aged 18 years and a
14 days ago
Stephen Curry breaks own three-pointer record in Golden State Warriors win
Stephen Curry broke his own NBA record for consecutive three-pointers as he led the Golden State Warriors to a 123-116 win over the Utah Jazz. Curry scored a three-poi
14 days ago
5yr old girl drowns in Sigatoka River
A 5-year-old girl of Saukaba Settlement in Navosa is believed to have drowned in the Sigatoka River. The incident happened yesterday. Police say the girl was seen b
14 days ago

Govt continues to distribute household packs to families in home isolation
The Government distributed 161 household packs to families in home isolation yesterday. They have distributed the packs in Navua, Lami, Suva, Nasinu, Nausori, Lautoka,
14 days ago
U.S. colleges returning to online classes amid surge of COVID-19 cases driven by omicron variant
With COVID-19 cases surging just as students are about to return from winter break, dozens of U.S. colleges are moving classes online again for at least the first week or
14 days ago
We are seeing an increase in cases in the maritime islands - Dr Fong
The Permanent Secretary for Health Dr James Fong says they are seeing an increase in COVID-19 cases in the maritime islands and this was expected given the opening of mar
14 days ago

Re-open schools when physical distancing is no longer necessary – FTU
The Fiji Teachers Union is calling on the Ministry of Education to only resume face to face classes when physical distancing is no longer necessary. FTU General Secret
14 days ago

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Current increase in COVID-19 cases represents the beginning of the third wave of COVID-19 in Fiji - Dr Fong
Doctor Fong confirms we have the Omicron variant of COVID-19 in the community as cases continue to rise during this 3rd wave of COVID-19 in ...
2 days ago

New COVID variant Omicron emerges in different parts of the world
WHO labels new COVID strain named omicron a variant of concern
3 days ago

Fiji continues to be affected by COVID-19
Contact tracing continues for most parts of Suva and Nausori. Mon 19th Apr Tue 20th Apr Wed 21st Apr Thu 22nd Apr Sat 24th Apr Sun ...
18 days ago

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