4 June, 2020, 4:39 pm
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4 June, 2020, 4:39 pm Central - 25°C Rain

Fiji to face two crises at once-COVID-19 and TC Harold -PM

Fiji to face two crises at once-COVID-19 and TC Harold -PM

By Vijay Narayan
Monday 06/04/2020
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says Fiji is preparing to face two crises at once – COVID-19 and effects of Tropical Cyclone Harold.

Bainimarama says the only way we beat both is if every Fijian adheres closely to the directives from authorities.

The Prime Minister says our disciplined forces will be giving orders, not advice – and they won’t tolerate disobedience.

Bainimarama stresses to people to do what they are told to do as your life and the lives of those you love depend on it. He says we cannot allow severe weather to jeopardise our life-saving game plan to lock this virus down.

The Prime Minister says this morning, Tropical Cyclone Harold intensified into a category five cyclone, with Vanuatu in its immediate path, with parts of Fiji also at risk.

Fiji can expect heavy rain and flooding from Cyclone Harold from tomorrow, meaning floodwaters and road closures will likely add a new layer of complexity to the containment efforts.

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