Monday 19th April 2021
The ban on religious activities outside the containment or lockdown districts, at a time when Hindus are celebrating Ram Navmi (birth of Lord Ram) and Muslims are observing the holy month of Ramadan is totally unfair and curtailment of our people to practice their religious obligations.
This decision stinks when we have shopping malls, streets of our towns and cities, cinemas, pubs, bars, restaurants, supermarkets, buses and taxis full of people with no social distancing and precautionary measures outside the containment area.
Why impose a blanket ban on religious activities including provision of religious services in churches, temples and mosques when it can be done with conformity to social distancing measures unlike other activities that are allowed?
This ban is most insensitive and speaks volumes about the character and credibility of the Fiji First government.