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COVID-19: Fiji’s Third Confirmed Case Is A 14-Month-Old Baby Boy

Fiji now has a total of 3 confirmed COVID-19 cases.
23 Mar 2020 17:12
COVID-19: Fiji’s Third Confirmed Case Is A 14-Month-Old Baby Boy

Fiji’s third COVID-19 confirmed case is a 14 months old baby.

The baby is the nephew of the first patient.

Fiji now has a total of 3 confirmed COVID-19 cases.

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama is urging members of the public to stay home and follow directives from the authorities.

“So while today’s case may seem heartbreaking, what is truly frightening is the scenario that could have unfolded if the situation had been handled differently, and our first patient’s entire household wasn’t immediately put into isolation as soon as he tested positive. Every grandparent, great-grandparent, uncle, auntie and neighbour who held this precious, fourteen-month old baby boy in their arms could have easily been infected, all with just a drop of spittle, burp, or cough. And while statistics show that babies will recover, for the more vulnerable in our society, this simple act of affection could be a death sentence,” Mr Bainimarama said.

 

 



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