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18th March, 2020
Update by Prime Minister – Hon Scott Morrison

The focus for the Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments is the health and wellbeing of Australians and their livelihoods, ensuring that Australia is positioned to emerge strong and resilient from this global pandemic crisis. Leaders met last night for the second National Cabinet meeting and agreed to further actions to protect the Australian community from…Read More

18th March, 2020

As the Fijian Government continues to closely monitor the global COVID-19 pandemic, its existing travel restrictions have been widened to cover all foreign nationals who have been present in Spain within 14 days of their intended travel to Fiji. From 18 March 2020, Fiji’s borders will be closed to all foreign nationals who have been…Read More

18th March, 2020Press Release
The Coronavirus Pandemic – Lessons for Fiji and the Rest of the World

As I write this article, the new coronavirus infection, code-named COVID-19, has been reported in more than 120 countries, still counting.  The World Health Organisation has also declared it a pandemic and the President of the United States of America, a man well known for his ragmattaz, has closed his borders to all of Europe,…Read More

17th March, 2020
Contingency Plans: Guidance to Students

To date, there have been no positive cases of the Covid-19 in Fiji and the Fiji Government has put in place a number of measures to protect the population.  These include cancelling events in Fiji with international delegates and requiring international arrivals to self-quarantine for 14 days. For Fiji National University, it is “business as…Read More

16th March, 2020
Contingency Plans: Guidance to Students

Social distancing Students are strongly requested NOT to engage in the normal social conventions of shaking hands or hugging during this period, to minimise their risk of infection. Hand washing The best way to protect yourself from infection is to wash your hands regularly.  The cleaning contractors are installing 200 new soap dispensers in all washrooms this…Read More