Permanent Secretary for Health Doctor James Fong says if the ICUs become stressed with high numbers of COVID-positive patients, they will be hard-pressed, like other countries with high rates of infection, to fully treat people who need critical care, and it will be too late to prevent a great deal of human suffering.
Doctor Fong says we still have the chance to stop that from happening.
He has asked that households, communities, organisations, and businesses all think seriously about the steps they can take as well.
Doctor Fong says the health guidance they publish is the baseline for the actions and behaviour they expect from businesses and the public.
He says you could save a life, and together, as that commitment carries across the country, all of us can spare Fiji from the further heartbreak of losing more patients to this virus.
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