COVID-19

Testing For Coronavirus To Be Done Locally At The New Fiji Centre For Disease Control
NEWS

Testing For Coronavirus To Be Done Locally At The New Fiji Centre For Disease Control

Testing for the coronavirus will now take place at the newly refurbished Molecular Lab at the Fiji Centre for Dise...

Asia Pacific Region Airports Could Face US$3 Billion Loss As A Result of Coronavirus
SUNBIZ

Asia Pacific Region Airports Could Face US$3 Billion Loss As A Result of Coronavirus

The Council further warned the prolonged duration of the COVID-19 outbreak would significantly set back the region...

Frontline Need To Be Protected From Coronavirus
NATION

Frontline Need To Be Protected From Coronavirus

“In terms of the challenges in the 21st century as we move forward, we see the effects of COVID-19 that is affecti...

Catholic Church Adopts Measures To Fight Coronavirus
NATION

Catholic Church Adopts Measures To Fight Coronavirus

“All ministers of communion should use alcohol-based hand gels (sanitizers) before distributing communion and wash...

Businesses Urged To Refocus Strategies Amid Global COVID-19 Outbreak
NEWS

Businesses Urged To Refocus Strategies Amid Global COVID-19 Outbreak

In this regard, Fiji does not work in isolation, but our economy is linked to developments at the global level. My ...

COVID-19: Test Results Return Negative For 4 In Isolation
NEWS

COVID-19: Test Results Return Negative For 4 In Isolation

The Ministry of Health and Medical Services tonight received test results for the persons who were under investigati...

Banknotes May Be Spreading Coronavirus, WHO Warns
SUNBIZ

Banknotes May Be Spreading Coronavirus, WHO Warns

To stop the spread of the disease, people should use contactless payments where possible and wash their hands after ...

COVID-19: Four In Strict Isolation While Awaiting Test Results
NEWS

COVID-19: Four In Strict Isolation While Awaiting Test Results

As a result of our widened case definition, as of March 4th 2020, four people are being monitored for COVID-19 in Fi...

Magistrate Grants Bail For Man Who Claimed He Had Coronavirus
Crime & Court

Magistrate Grants Bail For Man Who Claimed He Had Coronavirus

Magistrate Prakash ordered Nakuna Jnr to pay a cash bail of $300 and sign a bail bond of $1000. He was also ordered ...

EU Raises Risk Level Of COVID-19 Infection
WORLD

EU Raises Risk Level Of COVID-19 Infection

The risk for people living or travelling in Europe to be infected with the COVID-19 has been leveled up by the Europ...

No Vaccines Yet For COVID-19, Says Health Minister
NEWS

No Vaccines Yet For COVID-19, Says Health Minister

He said: “Medicines and chemicals that haven’t been tested we need to understand not only the good that it bring...

Man Who Allegedly Claimed To Have Coronavirus Remanded
Crime & Court

Man Who Allegedly Claimed To Have Coronavirus Remanded

Simione Sekonaia Batimona Nakuna Jnr appeared before Magistrate Deepika Prakash at the Magistrates Court in Suva yes...

Tour Company Feels The Effect Of COVID-19
SUNBIZ

Tour Company Feels The Effect Of COVID-19

This represented around 65 per cent drop in business from the Chinese market where Tour Managers and Rosie Holidays ...

20 Sinohydro-HDEC Staff Stuck In China Because Of COVID-19 Travel Restrictions
SUNBIZ

20 Sinohydro-HDEC Staff Stuck In China Because Of COVID-19 Travel Restrictions

Around 20 employees of a large project led by PowerChina’s Sinohydro-HDEC Joint Venture are stranded in China, bec...

COVID-19: Medical Report Required To Enter Samoa
NEWS

COVID-19: Medical Report Required To Enter Samoa

This comes after Samoa’s Ministry of Health issued a statement on Saturday highlighting the fast propagation of th...

Man To Be Produced In Court For Allegedly Giving False Information In Relation To COVID-19 Virus
NEWS

Man To Be Produced In Court For Allegedly Giving False Information In Relation To COVID-19 Virus

The accused had presented himself to medical authorities last week, gave false personal details and claimed he had r...

COVID-19: NZ Not On Blacklist: Health Ministry
NEWS

COVID-19: NZ Not On Blacklist: Health Ministry

Minister for Health and Medical Services Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete said the ministry was moving their preventative mea...

First U.S. Coronavirus Death Confirmed In Washington State
WORLD

First U.S. Coronavirus Death Confirmed In Washington State

First coronavirus death in the United States has been confirmed in Washington state -- a woman in her later 50s.

Coronavirus May Interrupt Supply Chains In Fiji Soon
SUNBIZ

Coronavirus May Interrupt Supply Chains In Fiji Soon

With production work from manufacturers put on hold due to the virus, a developing country like Fiji may face a slig...

COVID-19: Man Under Investigation For Providing False Information To Health Authorities
NEWS

COVID-19: Man Under Investigation For Providing False Information To Health Authorities

“It is a waste of our resources and also we had to work with other stakeholders to be able to identify him. It is ...

Jacinda In Fiji: Students Quarantined In Auckland Get Chance To Thank New Zealand Prime Minister
NEWS

Jacinda In Fiji: Students Quarantined In Auckland Get Chance To Thank New Zealand Prime Minister

Fijian Masters students Joe Racaca and Sylvia Nandani were among 30 Pacific Islanders evacuated to New Zealand from ...

IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva To G20 On Economic Impact Of COVID-19
SUNBIZ

IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva To G20 On Economic Impact Of COVID-19

“The Chinese authorities are working to mitigate the negative impact on the economy, with crisis measures, liquidi...

Thank You Jacinda, Fijian Quarantined At Whangaparaoa Commends New Zealand Government
Feature

Thank You Jacinda, Fijian Quarantined At Whangaparaoa Commends New Zealand Government

Joe Racaca commended the New Zealand Government for providing top-notch quarantine service to individuals who were e...

Global Trade Supply Hit By COVID-19 Outbreak
SUNBIZ

Global Trade Supply Hit By COVID-19 Outbreak

“The shortage of products and parts from China will affect companies from around the world and not only Fiji, as f...

Coronavirus: 9-Year-Old, 37-Year-Old Tested Negative, Cleared
NEWS

Coronavirus: 9-Year-Old, 37-Year-Old Tested Negative, Cleared

The Fijian Ministry of Health and Medical Services advises that there are currently no confirmed or suspected cases ...

Sole COVID-19 Patient In Sri Lanka Discharged From Hospital After Recovery
WORLD

Sole COVID-19 Patient In Sri Lanka Discharged From Hospital After Recovery

The sole COVID-19 patient in Sri Lanka was discharged from hospital after being fully cured.

31 COVID-19 Patients In Critical Condition Discharged After Recovery In Wuhan
WORLD

31 COVID-19 Patients In Critical Condition Discharged After Recovery In Wuhan

As of Wednesday, 145 patients had been discharged from the hospital after recovery. Hubei saw 1,266 patients dischar...

COVID-19: 37 Year Old Admitted And Isolated At Labasa Hospital, Tested For Influenza And COVID-19
NEWS

COVID-19: 37 Year Old Admitted And Isolated At Labasa Hospital, Tested For Influenza And COVID-19

Today, 19th February 2020, a 37-year-old Fijian female was admitted and isolated at Labasa Hospital. She had travel...

COVID-19: 9 Year Old Admitted And Isolated At CWM Hospital As Precautionary Measure
NEWS

COVID-19: 9 Year Old Admitted And Isolated At CWM Hospital As Precautionary Measure

The patient has a recent international travel history, transiting via Singapore en-route to Fiji.

SODELPA, Opposition Failing Fijians Again With Fake News
Analysis, Politics

SODELPA, Opposition Failing Fijians Again With Fake News

It is indeed shameful that party members continue to play political football with the lives of Fijians, which underm...

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