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COVID-19: Why Downloading CareFIJI Is Vital

The family from Makoi did not have the app installed or running -- and that has made contact tracing far more complex than it ought to be. Lives are now at risk as a result.
28 Apr 2021 10:29
COVID-19: Why Downloading CareFIJI Is Vital

Permanent Secretary for Health and Medical Services Dr James Fong highlighted why downloading the careFIJI app is vital:

  • The family from Makoi did not have the app installed or running — and that has made contact tracing far more complex than it ought to be. Lives are now at risk as a result.
  • If someone forgets that they had contact with a person – it will be very difficult for us to find them. Which is why, again, the Ministry of Health and Medical Services is asking everyone to download the careFIJI app – it will help them find contacts when a patient is not able to tell them about all their contacts.
  • More than 93,000 Fijians in Cunningham, Lautoka, Nadi, Wainivula, Caubati, Tacirua, and Makoi have been checked for COVID-like symptoms and travel histories that may place them in the path of Fijian living with COVID-19.
  • More than 120,000 Fijians left to screen in these areas, and we need as many Fijians at home as possible to do that job well.

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