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The Fiji Embassy in Beijing has confirmed that Fijian citizens including the students in Wuhan and other Provinces have been contacted and there have been no reports of any Fijian affected by the Coronavirus. The safety of Fijians is of paramount as the Embassy continues to work with the relevant authorities in Beijing in ensuring the wellbeing of Fijians.
The Embassy has reached out to all the Fijians on a regular basis in providing them with information and updates on the current situation of the Coronavirus virus outbreak including all preventative measures that needs to be taken such as limiting mobility and staying indoors in high risk provinces such as Wuhan.
The information on the preventative measures conveyed by the Embassy is in accordance with the advisories provided by the local health authorities in Beijing and as well as the World Health Organisation.
The Embassy says at this stage no official confirmation has been released by the National Health Commission of the People’s Republic of China for evacuation of people from Wuhan and any affected Provinces.
The Fiji Embassy in Beijing continues to monitor the situation to ensure that all Fijians in China are well informed of the situation and is urging them to taking heed of the current precautionary measures as advised. Contingency measures are also mapped out by the Fiji Embassy in Beijing should there be a need for evacuation.
The Embassy has also advised that the Fijian diaspora programmes including the induction programmes for new students have been deferred until further notice.
SOURCE: FIJI GOVT/PACNEWS
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