Global response to fight COVID-19 crucial
September 2, 2021 12:40 pm
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama.
Battling COVID-19 requires a global response as no country can do it alone.
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama while receiving 2.7 million KN-95 masks in Suva this morning, highlighted that cooperation is critical to protecting people from the virus.
Bainimarama says while this consignment is valued at $1.1m, the protection offered by the masks and lives they help save is priceless.
“These masks offer protection and are testaments to the solidarity that binds our global Fijian family. This shipment has arrived in Fiji from the Reach 4 Your Future Foundation in Australia which is led by our proud son of Fiji Ganesh Chand.”
He adds Fiji is well ahead of schedule in vaccinating 80 percent of the adult population by October end.
As Fiji achieves new thresholds for the full vaccination, Bainimarama says they will carefully roll back health protection measures and eventually open borders.
Bainimarama has also acknowledged the Reach 4 Your Future Foundation based in Australia for supporting Fiji’s fight against COVID-19.