Eight facilities across Bua, Macuata and Cakaudrove have been earmarked as quarantine facilities for locals cleared to travel to Vanua Levu.
The quarantine facilities for Macuata are the Fiji Forest Industries (FFI) quarters at Malau and Labasa College that is earmarked as a COVID-19 isolation Centre. In Bua, the quarantine facilities are Immaculate Conception Solevu Primary School, Seatura House in Nabouwalu and Waibunabuna Primary School in Lekutu. In Cakaudrove, the quarantine facilities are Savusavu Secondary School, Monfort Technical Institute and Naqere Youth Centre.
Before they can be allowed to leave Viti Levu, the returnees will need to return a negative test result, Commissioner Northern Uraia Rainima said.
Rainima recently toured the facilities in Macuata and Bua to ensure everything is prepared before the repatriation. He was accompanied by Labasa Medical Superintendent Dr Jaoji Vulibeci, Divisional Health Inspector Northern Vakaruru Cavulati and the Northern Division COVID-19 task force team.
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