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Fiji has been declared a State of Natural Disaster.
This was confirmed by National Disaster Management Office director Vasiti Soko.
“The declaration of Tropical Cyclone Yasa as a natural disaster under the Natural Disaster Management Act 1998 is now in force and is effective from 16 December 2020, for a period of 30 days,” Soko said.
“This declaration will come with regulations,” she said.
“One of the key priorities in that is it allows the National Disaster Management Office to call all of Government’s asset to be on standby and to be mobilised,” Soko said.
“There are provisions in the regulations where we will work with the Fiji Police Force in regards to evacuating people.”
Meanwhile, the curfew hours for Vanualevu will begin at 5pm today to 6am tomorrow while the rest of Fiji will begin at 8pm tonight till 6am tomorrow. On Saturday the curfew hours will revert back to 11pm to 4am
SOURCE: FIJI TIMES/PACNEWS
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