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Fiji Government works on long term containment of COVID-19
05:31 am GMT+12, 22/05/2020, Fiji

The Fijian government is working with all stakeholders including the private sector to develop a long term containment strategy for COVID-19.
 
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says Fiji is one of the few countries poised to completely eradicate community based transmission of Coronavirus.
 
He said that as soon as they decide there is a manageable risk to resume recreational contact sports, he will let the people know.
 
However, the Prime Minister Bainimarama stressed that when restrictions are lifted, full scale tournaments will resume in a way that puts the well-being of fans and athletes first.
 
“While we wait for rugby’s return let’s keep cheering on the heroes on the frontlines of our campaign. Nurses, healthcare workers, Police officers, RFMF personnel along with our disaster officials who are helping win the war against this virus.”
 
Bainimarama has already indicated that he wants to see more Fijians tested for COVID-19 before any decision on easing health protection measures are made
 
Meanwhile, health Minister Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete said the three remaining patients of COVID-19 continue to test positive.
 
However, he confirmed they are in stable condition.
 
Dr Waqainabete said they are being tested regularly.
 
“We continue to test them regularly, we’ve said that all along that after the 21st day we test them on regular intervals to see whether at any stage they become negative, there’s been a lot of good work happening between making sure they are well looked after just like the other 15 that have left the hospital premises.”
 
The Health Ministry is using the GeneExpert Testing on the three patients which takes 45 minutes to determine their status.

SOURCE: FBC NEWS/PACNEWS


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