Lack of social distancing in Suva
May 3, 2021 12:40 pm
The people of Suva were out in numbers this morning after the lockdown was lifted around 4am.
People were seen lining up outside supermarkets across the Central Division as safety measures continue to be implemented for shoppers to enter these shops.
However, outside a lot of these supermarkets people who were lining up to be allowed entry, were not adhering to physical distancing requirements.
Most supermarkets had long lines outside with no regards to the two-metre distance.
The Suva bus stand was no exception as buses followed rules for loading capacity as well as mask-wearing.
At the Suva market, safety measures remain in place with only people wearing masks allowed inside.
Physical distancing requirements were also not being followed in the market.
At most of these busy places, people were asked to show the careFIJI App or fill their details into logbooks.
Despite no new case of COVID-19 recorded yesterday, Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Health Dr James Fong has reminded Fijians the war against COVID-19 is not over and everyone needs to remain alert.