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Fiji Confirms 16 Cases Of COVID-19

After testing another 32 samples, today, a confirmation was received of another COVID-positive case: the 9-year-old granddaughter of the gentleman in Labasa who traveled from India.
10 Apr 2020 14:33
Fiji Confirms 16 Cases Of COVID-19

Fiji’s confirmed COVID-19 case number 16 is the 9-year-old granddaughter of the gentleman in Labasa who traveled from India.

After testing another 32 samples, today, a confirmation was received of another COVID-positive case: the 9-year-old granddaughter of the gentleman in Labasa who traveled from India.

This young girl lived in the Soasoa settlement.

She has been in isolation since the 4th of April.

While she wasn’t showing any symptoms, she had a high risk of being infected given her close contact with her grandfather.

She was later tested and was confirmed positive late this morning.

This diagnosis takes Fiji’s case total to 16. But given the length of time this young girl spent in isolation, and the fact that she wasn’t showing symptoms, her risk of infecting others is extremely low.

This is the sixth confirmed case stemming from the gentleman in Labasa –– and it once again goes to show how long and dangerous a chain of transmission can grow if the public health directives are blatantly ignored.

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