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COVID-19: Good News And Bad News Arrive With Latest Virus Cases

Lautoka confinement ends 5am this morning. The 13th case is the mother of patient number three, 14th case is the wife of the patient 9
07 Apr 2020 09:40
COVID-19: Good News And Bad News Arrive With Latest Virus Cases
Locations of our 14 COVID-19 patients. Infographic: Atama Tamanilo (Information from the Ministry of Health and Medical Services)

Two new cases of COVID-19, announced by Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama yesterday, takes the national tally to 14. The two cases confirmed were already in isolation.

The 13th case is the mother of patient number three – the one-year-old nephew of patient one. From the day the child was confirmed to have COVID-19, the mother had remained in isolation with the child.

And the 14th case is the wife of the patient nine, the gentleman from Labasa who returned from India.

Lautoka confinement ends

Despite this, there is also good news.

Lautoka residents will finally get a chance to move around as the confinement they have experienced for 18 days was finally lifted at 5am today.

“Our fever testing team screened the temperatures of nearly 10,000 Fijians in the Lautoka confined area, several of whom were running a fever, which in itself isn’t necessarily a cause for alarm,” Mr Bainimarama said.

In Labasa

The lockdown of Korovou Settlement along Siberia Road in Labasa was lifted yesterday.

This was confirmed yesterday by Police Commissioner Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho.

This was after the advice from the Ministry of Health about the result of the patients from this area returning negative.

When Fiji Sun visited the lockdown area at around 11:30 am the Police officers were removing their tent.

Meanwhile, Soasoa is the only place under lockdown in Labasa as the first coronavirus case for North resided in this place with his family.

Edited by Jonathan Bryce

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