To help control the spread of COVID-19 in Fiji, Minister Akbar urges parents and students to practice safe hygiene while at home. In an effort to support the overall objectives of the Government in ensuring that the virus is well controlled, we must practice the following:
- Wash your hands regularly for at least 20 seconds with soap and water.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth, especially when your hands are dirty.
- If you need to spit, cough or sneeze, do it into a tissue and immediately throw that tissue away.
- Practice social distancing. This means maintaining a safe distance of 2 metres between individuals as much as possible and avoiding in-person contact, including handshakes and hugs.
Parents, it is our humble request that you teach children positive preventive measures, talking with them about their fears, and giving them a sense of some control over their risk of infection can help reduce anxiety.
Please reassure children that health and security officials are working hard to ensure that people throughout the country stay safe.
Keeping children at home is the safest at this point in time. Please keep yourself updated with what is happening around you, please read and follow media releases from the Ministry.