Tourists called back

A staff nurse draws vaccine during a vaccination drive at Wailali settlement in Wainadoi between Suva and Navua. Picture: JOVESA NAISUA/FILE

MORE than 1000 tourists who disembarked from a cruise liner in Savusavu yesterday were called back on-board for measles vaccination as preventative measures.

Buses loaded with tourists headed for sightseeing areas in Savusavu had to cut short their trips and those in Savusavu Town were returned before 10am to the vessel – Massdam – that arrived from Vava’u in Tonga.

Savusavu was the first port of entry into Fiji the tourists arrived in at about 7am.

Copra Shed Marina manager Dolly Singh confirmed the incident and asked that officials bringing in cruise liners have better plans in attending to such situation.

More in today’s edition of The Fiji Times.

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