10 Apr 2020

Fiji's PM says nation has been 'dealt two body blows'

9:42 am on 10 April 2020

Fiji's Prime Minister is calling on his people to rise to the challenges brought on by tropical cyclone Harold and the Covid-19 pandemic.

Cyclone Harold fells a giant tree

Cyclone Harold fells a giant tree Photo: FIJI NDMO

Frank Bainimarama said Fijians must unite to help the country recover following the category 4 storm which left widespread flooding and damage across the country.

Bainimarama said between Harold and coronavirus, Fiji has been "dealt two body blows".

"While we may be on the ropes, now is when the measures of our resilience and diligence matter most."

"This storm must not compromise our coronavirus containment efforts, lest we risk damage far more painful than the aftermath of any cyclone."

He assured those affected that help was on the way.

Fiji PM, Frank Bainimarama

Fiji PM, Frank Bainimarama Photo: Fiji Govt