Garbage collection services to continue
May 14, 2021 12:42 pm
Garbage collection will continue as normal in the Suva Nausori corridor during the scheduled 72-hour lockdown.
Minister for Local Government, Premila Kumar says this will ensure the environment is safe and clean during such crucial times.
Kumar says all Municipal Councils in the lockdown area have been tasked to ensure essential services, such as solid waste management, continue with minimal disruptions.
She says these service will continue in line with the necessary health protocol.
The Minister has stressed that the councils and workers have been directed to follow COVID-Safe measures such as wearing the Personal Protective Equipment and regularly sanitizing.
Suva City Council says it will continue servicing all areas within its jurisdiction as it accounts for around 220,000 people.
While the Nausori Market is now fully operational, the Makoi Market remains closed until further advice from the Ministry of Health.
Kumar says in the meantime, consumers have the option to buy their fruits and vegetable from the Laqere Market.
The markets in the Suva and Nausori corridor will be closed during the lockdown period.
The lockdown will come into effect for Suva-Nausori zone from 11 tonight and will be lifted on Wednesday at 4am.