Beachgoers Being Traced, Nasomo Now Screening Zone

Contact tracing expanded to include individuals at Saweni Beach from 10am to 3:30pm on Saturday, April 17
23 Apr 2021 10:58
Beachgoers Being Traced, Nasomo Now Screening Zone
Saweni Beach Lautoka

Following further investigation into the travel history of the 40-year-old woman from Cunningham, the Ministry of Health and Medical Services has expanded contact tracing to include Saweni Beach in Lautoka.

As a result the ministry is urging people who were at the beach last Saturday between 10am to 3:30pm to call 158 immediately and wait for the health staff at home.

Samples for 200 people who attended the funeral at Tavakubu in Lautoka at the weekend have come back negative.

Permanent Secretary for Health and Medical Services Dr James Fong said the window for transmission was still open, and the ministry’s contact tracing for the funeral continues.

Nasomo Village

Nasomo Village in Tavua has also been identified as a screening zone, based on the movements of the 40-year-old woman from Cunningham after the funeral.

Dr Fong confirmed that the same rules established for Wainitarawau Settlement in Cunningham applies in Nasomo Village, where no one is allowed to leave.

Residents can return but they must stay within the screening zone for at least the next 14 days.

Meanwhile, the search is still on for the minibus driver who drove the maid on Saturday evening from the Lautoka Minibus Stand to Nadi at around 5pm, as well as the passengers of the minibus



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