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COVID-19: Raiwaqa A Red Zone, Stay Home, Contact Tracing Underway

Raiwaqa has been labelled a Red Zone after a 47-year-old nurse tested positive of COVID-19.
07 May 2021 11:15
COVID-19: Raiwaqa A Red Zone, Stay Home, Contact Tracing Underway
Raiwaqa has been labelled a Red Zone after a 47-year-old nurse tested positive of COVID-19. Photo: Leon Lord

Raiwaqa has been labelled a Red Zone after a 47-year-old nurse tested positive of COVID-19.

The nurse worked at the Raiwaqa Health Centre.

Four new COVID-19 cases were announced by the Permanent Secretary for Health and Medical Dr James Fong at the daily COVID-19 press briefing last night.

The Raiwaqa Health Centre was closed to the public once the 47-year-old nurse’s status was known.

Dr Fong confirmed that a contact tracing investigation has been launched, and all relevant staff and patients are being quarantined.

“She was swabbed after she reported a slight cough. After her positive result registered today, we immediately closed the Raiwaqa Health Centre to the public. Her household contacts have also been swabbed.

“Her 51-year-old husband has also tested positive for COVID-19. He is also a focus of a contact tracing investigations. We only identified these two cases late today, and we do not yet have a clear link of transmission for either cases,” Dr Fong said.

 

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There are now 42 active cases in isolations:

  • 9 are border quarantine 
  • 29 locally transmitted
  • 4 under investigation

Fiji has had 129 cases in total with 84 recoveries and 3 deaths, since the first reported case of COVID-19 on March 19, 2020.

Edited by Rosi Doviverta

Feedback: jennis.naidu@fijisun.com.fj



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