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Non-essential businesses to close

April 26, 2021 5:24 am
The empty Suva City today

All non-essential businesses in the Central Division containment zone will be closed for 14 days.

Health Ministry Permanent Secretary, Dr. James Fong says supermarkets and shops selling food and other items will remain open, so people can buy essential items within their respective containment zones.

Markets will remain open only in and for respective containment zones with pharmacies also allowed to open.

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Dr Fong stresses that food and essential goods will remain on the shelves, urging people not to panic and bulk buy.

He says doing so will only crowd shops and put more people at risk.

The Health Ministry will allow some degree of movement during that lockdown phase to access essentials.

Dr. Fong stresses that the national curfew is still in effect between 11pm and 4am daily.

Restaurants can remain open but only for takeaway and delivery orders within respective containment zones.

There will be limited banking services available as will be FNPF and FRCS services.

Public transport within the different containment zones will be available but has to be limited to 50 percent capacity adding that arrangements have been made with LTA for this to be implemented.

The containment zone for Lami is from Wainadoi to the Tamavua-I-Wai Bridge. The Suva Zone begins from the Tamavua-i-Wai Bridge and up to the 8 Miles Bridge near the Rups Complex in Nakasi. The Nausori zone begins in Nakasi and ends in Logani Village in Tailevu.

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