Dr James Fong

Outbound Inter-Island Travel From Viti Levu  And International Flights Suspended
NEWS

Outbound Inter-Island Travel From Viti Levu And International Flights Suspended

Dr Fong said all international flights into and out of Fiji for non-medical purposes are suspended. "We need every ...

Up to 20 People Allowed To Attend A Funeral: Dr Fong
NEWS

Up to 20 People Allowed To Attend A Funeral: Dr Fong

If you do not have an essential reason to leave your house –– do not leave your house. Stay home. Keep your chil...

Family Travel History Explained In Order
NEWS

Family Travel History Explained In Order

Screening sites will be activated throughout Fiji especially in the areas that could be high risk.

Expect More Cases: Fong
NEWS

Expect More Cases: Fong

Tavakubu funeral now a potential super spreader event. Certain of more cases out there. At least 500 people were at ...

COVID-19: Stay Alert
NEWS

COVID-19: Stay Alert

A soldier based at the Tanoa International Hotel tested positive for the virus on April 17 following routine testing...

Misinformation Affects Vaccine Sign Up: Dr Fong
NATION

Misinformation Affects Vaccine Sign Up: Dr Fong

“We would like to work closely with faith communities to ensure that all our communities have access to accurate a...

Village In Ba On Health Alert After Two Leptospirosis Deaths
NATION

Village In Ba On Health Alert After Two Leptospirosis Deaths

Waikubukubu Village in Nadarivatu, in the province of Ba, has gone into lockdown restrictions after two villagers di...

Our Global Prominence In The Face of COVID-19
SUNBIZ

Our Global Prominence In The Face of COVID-19

Not many countries can say they enjoy as much freedom to move around as Fiji does, in light of COVID-19, outgoing AN...

Dr Fong Welcomes WHO’s Approval Of Janssen Vaccine
NATION

Dr Fong Welcomes WHO’s Approval Of Janssen Vaccine

WHO has backed AstraZeneca after a small number of European countries suspended the rollout of the jab as a precauti...

‘Why We Allowed Superyacht Entry’
NEWS

‘Why We Allowed Superyacht Entry’

The thing we have that other countries do not have is quarantine waters,”

Register Now For COVID-19 Vaccines: Dr Fong
NEWS

Register Now For COVID-19 Vaccines: Dr Fong

Dr Fong said registering now would make work easier for the Ministry of Health and Medical Services while vaccines w...

First COVID-19 Vaccine Jab Set For Wednesday
NEWS

First COVID-19 Vaccine Jab Set For Wednesday

Front liners to be given first shot of vaccine doses.

COVID-19 Vaccines Arrive Today
NEWS

COVID-19 Vaccines Arrive Today

‘We are only having border quarantine cases and our frontline workers are at high risk of getting the virus so tha...

Man In Custody For Throwing Molotov Cocktail Inside St Giles Ward
NATION

Man In Custody For Throwing Molotov Cocktail Inside St Giles Ward

He came with a molotov cocktail, a can of kerosene and a cane knife,” he said. “The bottle exploded and a nurse ...

COVID-19 Vaccines To Be Available For Fijians By April
NEWS

COVID-19 Vaccines To Be Available For Fijians By April

First priority are frontline workers, then the elderly, those who are vulnerable to the virus, and then the entire p...

Increase In Dengue-like Cases In The Central And West
NEWS

Increase In Dengue-like Cases In The Central And West

Laboratory testing confirmation underway.

‘Not All Confirmed COVID-19 Vaccines Will Prevent Transmission’- Dr James Fong
NEWS

‘Not All Confirmed COVID-19 Vaccines Will Prevent Transmission’- Dr James Fong

“It may have some effectiveness and it may stop some transmission but not all,” Dr Fong said.

Operations Normal At Hospitals And Health Centres: Dr Fong
NEWS

Operations Normal At Hospitals And Health Centres: Dr Fong

Health care workers around the country have also been deployed into various communities this morning to conduct fiel...

Permanent Secretaries For Education, Health And Youth Confirmed
NEWS

Permanent Secretaries For Education, Health And Youth Confirmed

The Public Service Commission has confirmed the appointment of the following individuals as a Permanent Secretary: P...

Fiji Is COVID-Free, Confirms Dr Fong
NEWS

Fiji Is COVID-Free, Confirms Dr Fong

“Today (yesterday) is day one that we as a nation are without any active case of COVID-19,” Dr Fong said.

Quarantine Breach At Nadi Hotel Poses No Risk To Community: Dr Fong
NEWS

Quarantine Breach At Nadi Hotel Poses No Risk To Community: Dr Fong

“The breach involved an individual leaving his room without permission,” Dr Fong said.

Ministry Braces For More COVID Cases
COVID-19, NEWS

Ministry Braces For More COVID Cases

Dr Fong said currently there are only two remaining border quarantine COVID-19 cases that are in isolation and both ...

COVID-19: Two Remain In Isolation, Says Dr Fong
NEWS

COVID-19: Two Remain In Isolation, Says Dr Fong

He said the patients were in stable condition and recovering well.

Health Staff Risk Losing Job If They Refuse To Serve After Hours
NEWS

Health Staff Risk Losing Job If They Refuse To Serve After Hours

Health staff who refuse to provide health care services to the public after hours risk being terminated from their j...

Pandemic Impacts Dentistry, Says Dr Fong
NATION

Pandemic Impacts Dentistry, Says Dr Fong

He urged oral health workers to play their role during the level of uncertainty faced in Fiji.

Two More Border COVID-19 Cases
COVID-19, NEWS

Two More Border COVID-19 Cases

This confirmation brings Fiji’s total number of active border quarantine cases to five.

Five From NZ Did Not Get COVID-19 Here: Dr Fong
NEWS

Five From NZ Did Not Get COVID-19 Here: Dr Fong

He announced this Fiji records its first frontline worker transmission.

Let’s Stay The Course In Our Battle Against COVID-19
Editorial

Let’s Stay The Course In Our Battle Against COVID-19

Dr Fong may be under a lot of pressure. If that is true, it is no justification to take out his frustration on the m...

Gatherings Can Now Take Place At 50% Of A Venue’s Capacity
NATION

Gatherings Can Now Take Place At 50% Of A Venue’s Capacity

The announcement was made by the Permanent Secretary for Health Dr James Fong last night.

Second Border Quarantine COVID-19 Death Confirmed
NEWS

Second Border Quarantine COVID-19 Death Confirmed

The patient is believed to have returned into the country from a repatriation flight from the United States of Ameri...

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