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08 Oct 2020 | 11:22 PM UTC

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

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

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/8/2020, 12:00 AM until 10/10/2020, 11:59 PM (Pacific/Fiji). COUNTRY/REGION Suva, Fiji


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.


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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