The Fiji Times »From the Editor’s Office: Your April 30 presentation
Here’s a quick look at some of the stories that made the headlines in the Fiji Times Friday, April 30th.
The big article on page 1 concerns the daily press briefing by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health, Dr James Fong, in Suva.
Stay at home!
He warned that we could be on the cusp of widespread transmission of COVID-19 when he announced five new cases. Whatever your opinion of the events unfolding around us right now, one message is loud and clear. We must stay at home! A lot of things depend on it. Too many people have been affected by the lockdowns. There is also a story about Naibuka Vuli, 45, who was in the queue outside the Ministry of Health headquarters in Suva. He was moved. He was hoping to get a pass because he wanted to bring the bodies of his wife and newborn son home in Baulevu, Nausori. This is the harsh reality of our time. There is too much suffering in the country. But if we want to shorten our pain period then we have to stop and stay home. So please, if you like to visit friends and relatives for various reasons, try to stay home for a change. Let’s come together and make this happen, for the family and for Fiji!
Positive garment worker
A 52-year-old garment worker who tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday set off a series of tests overnight in an attempt to determine if she has infected co-workers.
Five other cases
Another FIVE people have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the number of confirmed cases to 49.
Complete locking possible
THE possibility of a “full lockdown” is possible if COVID-19 cases increase, says Permanent Secretary of the Department of Health, Dr James Fong.
Grieving husband seeks a pass
Among the large group of people in line for the COVID containment pass was Naibuka Vuli, 45, of Baulevu, Nausori, who lost his wife and newborn son last Saturday.
Department of HEALTH Permanent Secretary Dr James Fong said the support of individuals and organizations was helping his team in the fight to control COVID-19.
CAS number 111, a 25-year-old man from the Makoi cluster is of great concern due to his extensive travel since April 14, when he was exposed.
The soldiers will be treated
Soldiers who violated protocols at the Nadi quarantine facility will be dealt with after the health ministry completes its containment program.
There is more on pages 4, 5 and 23.
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