By Koroi Tadulala in Suva
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has shared warm greetings as the month of Ramadan ends and has wished the Muslim members of the Fiji community and all Fijians a Happy Eid today.
Bainimarama said he understood the importance of Eid for Muslims and thanked them for their willpower in observing the covid-19 coronavirus pandemic restrictions in place.
All houses of worship were closed throughout the duration of Ramadan.
The Prime Minister said that without physically gathering as a community, this year’s Ramadan felt different. However, he was proud to watch Fijian Muslims like all other religious bodies show that faithfulness could not be broken by distance or disease.
“I thank those who showed patience by forgoing the usual mass prayers. And I thank those who fortified their faith, knowing that these changes to our routines were for the greater good.”
Bainimarama added that the sacrifice for the past months had proven Fiji’s commitment to eliminating covid-19 and that the people of Fiji could “emerge as victors”.
Fiji has had 18 confirmed cases of covid-19 and all have recovered.
Koroi Tadulala is a multimedia journalist of FBC News.