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Human Rights Day march cancelled due to measles advisory

Human Rights Day march cancelled due to measles advisory

By Rashika Kumar
Saturday 07/12/2019

The NGO Coalition for Human Rights has cancelled the Human Rights Day march that was supposed to take place on Tuesday in Suva.

The Chair, Nalini Singh says that in light of the measles outbreak in Fiji, they will adhere to the advisory from the Ministry of Health and will not hold any large gatherings as it would put others at risk. 

She says they respect everyone’s right to health and would request others to do the same and has called on people to follow preventative measures such as getting immunized and seeking medical attention if required.

The Coalition in a statement has called for strict adherence to the advisory by the Ministry of Health by everyone.

The statement goes on to say that Coalition will have alternate plans for the day and is urging the members of the public to keep an eye on social media as to how they can join the commemoration for Human Rights Day.

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