Pick your mask as you pick your phone
January 6, 2022 5:00 am
Fijians are being urged to isolate as soon as they feel they have COVID-19-like symptoms until proven otherwise.
Minister for Health Doctor Ifereimi Waqainabete, made the plea as he called on people to make this responsible decision during this time.
Dr. Waqainabete says unproductive cough, fever, sore throat, fatigue, having shortness of breath and headaches are some of the symptoms.
The symptoms indicate a need to go to the hospital.
The Minister is also pleading with Fijians to pick up their masks when leaving their homes.
“Whenever you leave home, whenever you pick up your phone, please pick up your mask. Your mask is as important as your phone at this moment in time.“
The COVID-19 Delta and Omicron variants are now present in the Northern Division, Viti Levu as well as islands in the Lomaiviti and the Lau Groups.