Health Minister Doctor Ifereimi Waqainabete says Diwali is an important celebration that brings communities and friends together in happiness surrounded by positivity and joy that is perhaps most needed at the time of the stressful COVID-19 pandemic and the pressure it has imposed on Fijians.
He says while Diwali is celebrated with people coming together as a single community, however, the pandemic remains a major concern. He adds it's important to take appropriate caution and care when celebrating the festival of lights without compromising the health and safety of loved ones.
The Minister says as many Fijians across the country are celebrating Diwali today, he would like to extend warm wishes to those who will enjoy this festival of lights.
Dr Waqainabete has also thanked everyone that have been vaccinated and are following all COVID Safe measures to keep everyone safe against this imperious virus.
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