Opinion: COVID-19, the Western Front and Stealing Thunder

By Dennis Rounds

Faced with a second COVID-19 lockdown, just 12 months after the first, I’ve convinced myself that I now have a better understanding of the term “Western Front”.

During the First World War, a large slice of Europe was designated the Western Front. The term referred to what was, essentially, the main “theatre of war”.

In the latter half of April, Fiji’s health authorities “locked down” the pre-COVID booming tourism town, Nadi, and the sugar-producing city of Lautoka.

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