Need less con­ser­va­tive re­stric­tions

Fiji Sun - - COMMENT -

Nor­man Yee, Nadi

Thanks to our hard work­ing PM and team for re­duc­ing re­stric­tions on COVID-19. How­ever, it seems to me that since there are no more new cases in­side Fiji, per­haps the need for so­cial dis­tances should be re­laxed. As noted be­fore no one pays any no­tice of this, in su­per­mar­kets, out­side FNPF, on the streets, in buses, etc. They are still shak­ing hands. In some pic­tures in the me­dia there are no signs of so­cial dis­tanc­ing.

There­fore we should go back to nor­mal since we are all COVID-19 free.

Sim­i­larly, if we al­low peo­ple from COVID-19 free coun­tries to en­ter, there is no need for them to be quar­an­tined ei­ther at home or in Fiji. As long as they have a med­i­cal cer­tifi­cate and not a re­cov­ered pa­tient or re­lated to them and to have their tem­per­a­ture taken be­fore and af­ter ar­rival.

Be­cause with the present re­stric­tions I wonder how many vis­i­tors will come, say from New Zealand? Even in their case the new cases had come from out­side.

Since Tourism is the main­stay of our econ­omy, it would be great to see Tourism re­vived as soon as pos­si­ble so less re­stric­tions im­posed on COVID-19 free coun­tries would be a big help.

So my hum­ble and earnest plea to the pow­ers that be, to please re­con­sider this as­pect.

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