Editors Comment

31st March

Editorial comment – Stay vigilant, proactive

Health Minister Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete reckons the confirmation of a New Zealand national testing positive to COVID-19 two days after returning from Fiji should be a wake-up call for everyone. We agree. It should be...

30th March

Editorial comment – Understand social distancing

It was encouraging to note yesterday that after testing 330 suspected cases, there were no new COVID-19 cases in Fiji. That was the message from Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama at a press conference in Suva. On top of that positive statement was the fact that the five Fijians living with COVID-19 were all in a...

29th March

Adhere to advice

IT’S official! From 12am today there will be no passenger carriage or movement on inter-island ships throughout Fiji until further notice. That’s the word from the Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport, Disaster Management and Meteorological Services, in consultation with the Ministry of Health and Medical Services. This is in line with Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama’s announcement...

28th March

Curfew time and COVID-19

The announcement by the Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama yesterday that a nation-wide curfew would be in force from Monday night reflects the drive to fight COVID-19. Government will be enforcing a nationwide curfew from 10pm to 5am beginning on Monday. Mr Bainimarama said he had continuously warned Government was not afraid to ramp up its...

26th March

Let’s take heed of advice

THE Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama wasn’t holding back his punches yesterday. He meant business. You could see it in his face. It stood out in his facial expressions during his daily COVID-19 briefing. When it comes down to the business of getting the message of social distancing, and why it is extremely important, there can...

25th March

Editorial comment – Let’s heed advice

As the Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama announced our fourth COVID-19 case yesterday, we are reminded to be vigilant. In saying that, a Fijian who has been confined to his room for 60 days in Wuhan, China, has called on Fijians to “listen” and “don’t make the same mistakes we made”. Varun Kapoor is urging Fijians...