80 percent of the villagers in Lutu, Naitasiri who are 18 years and above have been vaccinated and they are calling on the rest of Fiji to get vaccinated.
Village Headman Joji Rinakama says vaccinations started yesterday for them where more than 200 villagers were vaccinated and they know that this is the only way forward for them.
Rinakama says they need the containment zone borders to be lifted so that they have a sustainable income as it is making things really difficult for them to provide for their families.
He says right now their only source of income is from selling dalo and rourou to two trucks that come on certain days of the week to buy from them.
Rinakama says they are the only village that does not go and sell at the Sawani border at the moment.
Rinakama says they have not had any cases so far and they are grateful for the restrictions that they have put up in the village.
He says they still have the safety measures in place like keeping a watchful eye on grog drinking in every household as they know that this can be a super spreader of COVID-19.
Rinakama says they are also keeping watch on gatherings in the village.
He says they have had very little issues with regards to this but they are still very strict on no gatherings in the village. Rinakama says their relatives who are working in Suva have also assisted them by buying groceries and exchanging them with vegetables and root crops from them on the other side.
He says they are also grateful for their relatives who have given time and money to also assist the villagers.
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