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08 Oct 2020 | 06:22 PM UTC

Fiji: Heightened security in Suva ahead of Independence Day parade October 10

Heightened security in Suva ahead of Independence Day parade on October 10; avoid large gatherings and anticipate associated disruptions

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Event

A parade to celebrate the national Independence Day has been organized at Albert Park in Suva on Saturday, October 10. A heightened security presence and localized disruptions to businesses and transport, including road closures, should be anticipated. Organizers have stated that due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions, fewer people are expected to participate in the annual parade. Increased health screenings for participants due to COVID-19 regulations should be expected.

Advice

Those in Suva are advised to avoid any large gatherings. Members should be mindful of the increased security presence, allow additional travel time, and heed any directives issued by local authorities.

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