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The Covid-19 coronavirus situation in Suva, Fiji – updates and restrictions


Located in Fiji, the city of Suva has a population of 88.3K. The latest data indicates 65,268 cases of Covid-19 infection in Fiji as of June 16, 2022 ,with 865 deaths. This represents a 80 percent increase from August 28, 2021, when 479 people died and 45,631 cases were registered, and a 43,150 percent increase from February 27, 2021, when 2 people were died and 59 infected.
We will review in the table below the effects of Covid-19 on visitors and daily life in Suva.



Restriction Applied to Recent Update
Closing or restricting schools and universities

Students at colleges and universities

Schools in Suva are open and there are no disciplinary restrictions on learning in classrooms.

The closure of workplaces and the move to working from home

Workers in offices

Employers may close their offices, or require their employees to continue working from their houses in certain circumstances

Cancellation of public events and shows

88.3K residents who live in Suva

All public events must be cancelled

Restrictions on gatherings

88.3K residents who live in Suva

Gatherings can be held in Suva without restriction

Public transportation shuts down

People who use public transportation

Suva's authorities require that the public transportation system be closed or most citizens prohibited from using it

Order to stay at home or abstain from going out

88.3K residents who live in Suva

No order to remain at home in Suva

Movement restrictions between cities or regions

Intercity travelers

Suva has internal movement restrictions

Restrictions on international travel for foreign travelers

Foreign travelers

Blocking entering from some regions

Governmental cash assistance for people without jobs or unable to work

Unemployed citizens

People with no jobs or who are unable to work will not receive income assistance

Financial obligations of households are being frozen (e.g., there is no repayment of loans, water services are not stopped, or evictions are prohibited)

Qualified households

No payment relief for debts or contracts

Campaigns aimed at informing the public

88.3K residents who live in Suva

A coordinated campaign to inform the public through traditional or social media

Government policy regarding access to PCR tests (not antibody tests for immunity)

Symptomatic individual

Open public testing available to people who are asymptomatic, e.g. drive through tests

In the case of a positive diagnosis, the government's contact-tracing policy

Diagnosed with a positive result

Not every case involves contact tracing

Public spending to Covid-19 vaccine development

88.3K residents who live in Suva

Facial covering policies outside the home

People leaving the house

Recommended facial covering outside the home in Suva

Vaccine delivery policies for different groups

Different groups

Vaccines available to all

Policy for protecting the elderly in long-term care facilities and in their communities

Elderly people

Recommendation for isolation, hygiene, and visitor restrictions for elderly people who reside in nursing homes




Changes in coronavirus status in the past few months



Restriction February 27, 2021 August 28, 2021

Closing or restricting schools and universities

Closure of schools or their alterations so the school operation differs significantly from standard non-Covid-19 operations

All educational institutions should be closed

The closure of workplaces and the move to working from home

Employers may close their offices, or require their employees to continue working from their houses in certain circumstances

All employers except essential ones (e.g. grocery stores, doctors) must close or permit working from home

Cancellation of public events and shows

The Suva authorities recommend canceling public events

All public events must be cancelled

Restrictions on gatherings

Limitations on group gatherings of 100 to 1000 participants

Limits on gatherings of ten or fewer people

Public transportation shuts down

There are no measures to restrict public transportation

The authorities recommend closing routes, reducing volumes, or reducing transportation methods

Order to stay at home or abstain from going out

Require the individual to not leave the house, at the exception of daily exercise, grocery shopping, and essential trips

No Changes

Movement restrictions between cities or regions

Unrestricted movement between cities and regions

Suva has internal movement restrictions

Restrictions on international travel for foreign travelers

Blocking entering from some regions

Close all borders or prohibit all travel

Governmental cash assistance for people without jobs or unable to work

Government replaces less than half of the lost salary or if it is a flat amount, it is less than half of the median salary

No Changes

Financial obligations of households are being frozen (e.g., there is no repayment of loans, water services are not stopped, or evictions are prohibited)

Provides extensive contract relief and debt relief

No Changes

Government policy regarding access to PCR tests (not antibody tests for immunity)

Open public testing available to people who are asymptomatic, e.g. drive through tests

Conducting tests on any person showing symptoms of Covid-19

In the case of a positive diagnosis, the government's contact-tracing policy

Each case is traced through a comprehensive contact tracing plan

Not every case involves contact tracing

Facial covering policies outside the home

The wearing of a face covering may be required in some specified shared or public areas outside the home when other people are present or when social distancing cannot be achieved

No Changes

Vaccine delivery policies for different groups

Vaccines are not available

Vaccines available to all

Policy for protecting the elderly in long-term care facilities and in their communities

Some restrictions on external visitors and or restrictions protecting elderly people at home related to isolation, hygiene and security in LTCFs

Recommendation for isolation, hygiene, and visitor restrictions for elderly people who reside in nursing homes



*Credit and clarification: some of the data were collected from a variety of sources such as Oxford COVID-19 Government Response Tracker, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, And others. the data are for general information only, And we do not take responsibility for the use and accuracy of it. We wish you a safe and enjoyable trip!

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