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COVID-19: Six Containment Areas On Viti Levu

The borders of each are highly restricted and movement within the areas should be limited.
04 May 2021 12:38
COVID-19:  Six Containment Areas On Viti Levu
Permanent Secretary for Health and Medical Services Dr James Fong during his announcement on May 3, 2021. Photo: Leon Lord

There are currently six large containment areas throughout the country: Suva, Nausori, Lami, Rakiraki, Nadi and Lautoka.

The borders of each are highly restricted and movement within the areas should be limited.

The ministry is not considering rolling back the measures for any of these zones until they have a clearer idea of the risk posed to the public.

That will require more tests, more screening, and — quite simply — more time.

The virus may be laying in wait within any of these containment areas, time is the only strategy that will expose those cases.

Garment factory case contact tracing narrowed

After further investigation, the ministry has narrowed down the number of work contacts of case 113 –– the garment factory employees –– from 877 to 771.

Dr Fong said: “We have tested all of these contacts plus some secondary contacts – with all 791 now testing negative.”

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