Bula vinaka everyone.

Here is another edit of some basic information you may need to know today.

First, here is your weather forecast for today:


  • Fair apart from brief isolated showers over greater Suva/Nausori-Tailevu, eastern Ra, Naitasiri and Serua-Namosi, northeast Macuata, Cakudrove and southern Bua.
  • Elsewhere, well apart from possible afternoon or evening showers, especially indoors.
  • Moderate to cool easterly wind.
  • Rough to rough seas.
  • Forecast for Sunday: Fair except for brief isolated showers over greater Suva/Nausori-Tailevu, eastern Ra, Naitasiri and Serua-Namosi, northeast Macuata, Cakudrove and southern Bua.
  • Elsewhere, well apart from possible afternoon or evening showers, especially indoors.

COVID-19 daily press briefing

  • The Permanent Secretary for Health and Medical Services will issue updated statements – these can be accessed via the Fijian Government’s FB page.

COVID-19 vaccination

  • Stay vigilant and watch for radio announcements and check the government’s Facebook page for the updated schedule of mobile vaccination teams in your communities.

general informations

  • Suva City Motorshow 12pm at Albert Park
  • Sun Insurance Suva Open 2022 8am at Victoria Tennis Courts
  • Junior squash tournament at 8 a.m. at Victoria Tennis Courts
  • Fiji and Tiger Self Defense Self Defense Training 6am in Suva
  • Bhadrapad Purnima Mahotsav 6.30pm at Fiji Sevashram Sangha

Planned power outage EFL

  • Sigatoka – 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Vutuni road, Ba – 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Set of Tomuka Road, Lautoka – 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Pacific Harbour, Deuba – 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Navulokani-Serea, Naitasiri – 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Editor’s Choice Movies:

  • After Ever Happy – 12:40 p.m., 8:55 p.m. at Life Cinema Lautoka; 3:20 p.m., 9:05 p.m. at Life Cinema Nadi; 11:20 a.m., 9:00 p.m. at Life Cinema Nakasi; 1:15 p.m., 8:45 p.m. at Life Cinema Labasa
  • Brahmastra Part One: Shiva – 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:50 p.m., 5:10 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m. at Village 6, Suva


Opinion of the Ministry of Health:

  • People with severe COVID-19 are still dying at home or visiting a medical facility in the later stages of severe illness.
  • Severe COVID-19 is a medical emergency, and a delay in receiving proper medical treatment reduces your chances of recovering from illness. You are at higher risk of developing a severe form of COVID-19 if you are over 50 or have a non-communicable disease or chronic condition such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, kidney disease, or if you are obese or pregnant.
  • If you are at high risk of serious illness and have symptoms of COVID-19 such as cough, runny nose, fever, sore throat, body aches, headache, loss of taste/odor, please go to the nearest screening clinic to be checked and tested by our medical teams.
  • Serious symptoms of COVID-19 include the following: – Difficulty breathing; – Persistent pain or pressure in the chest; – Severe headache for a few days; – New confusion, inability to wake up or stay awake; – Pale, gray or blue skin, lips or nail beds.

Source: MOHMS

On November 26, 2021, the WHO designated variant B.1.1.529 as a variant of concern, named Omicron, on the advice of the WHO Technical Advisory Group on Virus Evolution (TAG-VE). This decision was based on evidence presented at TAG-VE that Omicron has several mutations that can impact its behavior, for example, how easily it spreads or the severity of the disease it causes. Here is a summary of what is currently known.

Current knowledge about Omicron

Researchers in South Africa and around the world are conducting studies to better understand many aspects of Omicron and will continue to share the results of these studies as they become available.

Transmissibility: It is not yet clear whether Omicron is more transmissible (eg, spreads more easily from person to person) compared to other variants, including Delta. The number of people testing positive has increased in areas of South Africa affected by this variant, but epidemiological studies are ongoing to understand if this is due to Omicron or other factors.

Severity of disease: It is not yet clear whether infection with Omicron causes more severe disease than infections with other variants, including Delta. Preliminary data suggests that there is an increase in hospitalization rates in South Africa, but this may be due to the increase in the overall number of people infected, rather than the result of a specific Omicron infection. There is currently no information to suggest that the symptoms associated with Omicron are different from those of the other variants. The first infections reported were among university students – younger people who tend to have milder disease – but understanding the level of severity of the Omicron variant will take days to weeks. All variants of COVID-19, including the Delta dominant variant in the world, can cause serious illness or death, especially in the most vulnerable people, so prevention is always essential.

Source: WHO

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