13 May 2016

National clean-up campaign in Fiji

1:32 pm on 13 May 2016
Petrol station near Ba on Fiji's Viti Levu mainland after Cyclone Winston

Petrol station near Ba on Fiji's Viti Levu mainland after Cyclone Winston Photo: Alex Perrottet/RNZ

A national clean-up campaign has been launched in Fiji in the wake of Cyclone Winston.

The prime minister Frank Bainimarama announced the Clean Up Fiji initiative yesterday. .

He also promoted a new slogan - Fight the Bite - alerting people to the threat of mosquitoe-borne diseases.

People are being urged to clean up breeding sites and cover themselves to avoid diseases like dengue, chikungunya and Zika.

Koro island was in the eye of Cyclone Winston but much work has been done to restore infrastructure in the past six weeks

Koro island was in the eye of Cyclone Winston but much work has been done to restore infrastructure in the past six weeks Photo: RNZI/Sally Round

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