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COVID-19: First Two Cases In Ra ‘Instances Of Community Transmission’

These are cases that have no known link to other cases or international travel, he said.
01 May 2021 15:16
COVID-19: First Two Cases In Ra ‘Instances Of Community Transmission’
Permanent Secretary for Health and Medical Services Dr James Fong makes his announcement about the Suva-Nausori Corridor lockdown on April 30, 2021.. Photo: Leon Lord

The first two cases in Ra have been treated “as instances of community transmission”, the Permanent Secretary for Health Medical Services, Dr James Fong, said yesterday at the press conference.

These are cases that have no known link to other cases or international travel, he said.

As a result of the breaches at the Tanoa Hotel border quarantine facility, Dr Fong said there could have been infectious staff members who transmitted the virus to individuals during their 14-day quarantine period.

“When we tested them at the end of their quarantine, we could have missed a soon-to-be-positive patient,” Dr Fong said.

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