COVID-19

PM: Fiji Flattens COVID-19 Curve With 44% Recovery

Mr Bainimarama said this as 8 people of the 18 cases of COVID-19 have recovered as of yesterday.
23 Apr 2020 10:05
PM: Fiji Flattens COVID-19 Curve With 44% Recovery

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says the country has been successful in flattening the coronavirus curve by 44 per cent.

Mr Bainimarama said this as 8 people of the 18 cases of COVID-19 have recovered as of yesterday.

This, he said, is a 44 per cent recovery rate, surpassing first world economies who were still struggling to contain the pandemic.

Seven patients from two different families returned home while one has chosen to stay to self-isolate at the Nadi Hospital.

The seven patients, four from Waiyavi in Lautoka and three from Natokowaqa, moved back with their families.

These recovering patients are required to self-isolate for another 14 days at home before they can begin accessing essential services. In that time, a series of testing will be done.

Mr Bainimarama’s comment yesterday is indicative of his earlier address on Monday stressing the importance of vigilance in order to contain the virus from spreading.

“We can get there, we will get there, day by day, test by test, and recovery by recovery. I know it’s not always easy. It’s not easy to keep children at home,” he said on Monday.

“We should celebrate these recoveries. But we should do so knowing Fiji’s recovery from this virus is still months’ away at best.

“It’s not easy to go without seeing friends and family for social gatherings. But these directives save lives. I assure you, when our victory over this virus arrives, every measure of our diligence and every short-term sacrifice will have been well worth it.”

Meanwhile, on Tuesday, 52 tests for COVID-19 were conducted and all returned negative.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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