‘Hoping for the best but preparing for the worst’ is a concept that the Fiji Medical Association took as a learning curve during Fiji’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kristiana Uluwai reports that the world lived through the last pandemic- the Spanish Flu exactly 102 years ago.

Although physically distancing people, the pandemic has taught the Fiji Medical Association that multi-sectoral collaboration is key in addressing a pandemic like the COVID-19.

Dr. Munshi says that preparing for the unknown is one of the many lessons that people in the medical field and other arms of service have learnt from this experience.

He added that preparing for such calamity is vital when you look at the impact that a small virus can do to alter life in the modern world.

Fiji is 9 days away from when the government will announce the country’s status with the COVID-19 pandemic and how life will be like after that.

Until then people are advised to continue adhering to advisories from authorities.

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