Permanent Secretary for Health, Doctor James Fong says while we have not seen high rates of hospitalisations and fatalities so far in Fiji, that could change if COVID-19 spreads further among more vulnerable segments of our population.
Doctor Fong says the best way to protect those most vulnerable in our society is by adopting common-sense measures to protect ourselves from the virus and stop us from becoming carriers.
He stresses when you have the chance to be vaccinated, come forward and get vaccinated.
Doctor Fong says just because young people are less likely to suffer from severe disease, does not mean they cannot pass the virus to others who may be more susceptible to be hospitalised or die due to COVID-19.
He says if you need to leave the house, wear a mask or face covering.
Do not gather.
Maintain a physical distance of two metres from others at all times.
Install careFIJI and keep the Bluetooth turned on whenever you leave the home.
Wash your hands often with soap or use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser.
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