As of this afternoon, there are five confirmed cases of coronavirus in Fiji. While the Fijian Government has strongly implemented most of the protective measures to help control the spread of the virus, we all need to collaborate and take responsibility in ensuring the same.
Minister Akbar strongly pleads with all teachers to act as gatekeepers of their communities and help share information on the preventive actions our children and members of the community can undertake at this point in time. 
“Teachers, please do not limit your teachings to the classrooms, it is time for you to reach beyond the traditional boundaries and ensure that your homes, society and country is well aware of the implications of COVID-19 and as individuals what you can do to ensure we remain safe,” Minister Akbar said.
“We should use electronic platforms to disseminate information that can help save a life.
“The Ministry has emailed an information package titled “COVID-19 Information for Communities - Protecting Yourself and Your Family” to individual teacher email addresses to bring about more awareness without compromising their health and safety.”
Teachers that have viber groups, social networking chat groups with the parents, are encouraged to use it to create awareness and help rigorously impart the message. We all need to act responsibility and ensure that our nation remains safe. We can create awareness within the confinement of our homes, we live in times of technological advancement, so our smart phones and other electronic gadgets can be used effectively to share the information.
Minister Akbar has also reminded teachers of their civic duty.
“The nation relies on you teachers to take the lead role in disseminating preventative information on COVID-19. Parents please keep your children engaged in activities and restrict outside movement.
“We wish teachers and students safe holidays.”