More stringent measures maybe taken for the Ra Containment Area in the near future – Dr Fong

More stringent measures maybe taken for the Ra Containment Area in the near future – Dr Fong

By Vijay Narayan
Saturday 01/05/2021
Permanent Secretary for Health, Doctor James Fong.

The Health Ministry’s investigations into the two unconnected clusters in the Ra Province may require more stringent measures in the near future.

Permanent Secretary, Doctor James Fong says for now, Fijians within that containment should be on high alert.

He says anyone outside of their home should be treated as a potential COVID-positive patient.

Doctor Fong says you are safest at home, and that is where you should stay.

If you need to leave, wear a mask, keep your distance from others, and keep careFIJI switched on at all times.

He also wants to make an appeal to the rural communities.

Doctor Fong says sometimes they think remoteness can protect them, but remoteness provides no protection when people are circulating through the country.

He says a number of communities have taken the step of adopting lockdown measures of their own.

The Permanent Secretary says this is a prudent and responsible action under the current circumstances.

The Ra Containment Area was established yesterday, which limits movement in the province, but does allow for essential businesses to remain open.


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