Fiji PM attends workshop on VAX

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama. Picture: FT FILE

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama attended a workshop organised by the Ministry of Communications for the Ministry of Local Government and municipalities on Fiji’s Vaccine Authentication Exercise or the VAX program.

The workshop focused on the new digital VAX-check tool which allows municipalities to authenticate the vaccination status of shoppers and vendors.

The workshop was the first of a series to formulate health-first policies under the VAX program in support of the gradual rollback of some health restrictions.

In a government statement, acting permanent secretary for Communications Ministry, Tupou’tuah Baravilala, said the digitalFIJI-developed tool would allow municipal markets to verify vaccination status in real time to ensure the safety of vendors and shoppers alike.

“The ability for vendors and eventually businesses to quickly verify vaccine status is the key to allowing for greater freedom of movement and association in Fiji,” she said.

The workshop was also attended by the acting permanent secretary for Local Government Ministry, Shaheen Ali, CEOs and staff members of 13 municipal councils.

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