Fiji's shop owners in the Western Division can open their shops at their own risk, says Permanent Secretary for Information Sharon Smith-Johns.
Smith-Johns said it is up to the shopkeepers to open their shops if they feel that it is safe and if the weather permits.
“If they see that water has receded in their area and they think it is safe to operate then they can open their shops,” she said.
She said officials have not decided yet on when shops shoud be allowed to open but advised shop owners to take extra precaution when they do open.
By Mereani Gonedua