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Chronically-ill Fijians prioritised for next vaccination phase
00:24 am GMT+12, 05/04/2021, Fiji

Fijians with various medical conditions are eligible to receive two-dose of vaccines when the next phase of vaccinations rolls out tomorrow.
 
The Health Ministry has confirmed that at least 50,000 people are targeted for this vaccination phase including healthcare workers, police and military officers, hotel workers, and civil servants.
 
Fijians aged 60 and above will also be allowed to receive the vaccine.
 
The Ministry continues to remind Fijians who are 18 and above to register themselves for the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible.
 
General Manager COVID-19 Response Unit, Dr Ana Maisema says it’s pleasing that people continue to flock into the country as Fiji is among the highly rated COVID-19 contained countries globally.
 
“About March last year almost 12,000 people have come through our borders through repatriations and people who have work permits and they went back and then they have to come back and we have people who are interested investing in our country so that’s another level of processing.”
 
A list of locations where Fijians can receive these doses of vaccines will be released at a later date.
 
Meanwhile, there are currently 900 people who have recently arrived from overseas undergoing mandatory 14 day quarantine in Fijian government supervised border quarantine facilities.
 
The country’s Ministry of Health and Medical Services highlighted this in a statement saying there is only active case that remains admitted at the Lautoka hospital isolation unit.
 
“It has been 17 days since the last border quarantine case was reported, and 350 days since the last case was detected outside border quarantine,” the statement said.
 
“Fiji has had 67 cases in total, with 64 recoveries and two deaths, since our first case was reported on March 19, 2020.
 
“The last 49 cases have been international travel associated cases detected in border quarantine.
 
“A total of 39,142 COVID-19 laboratory tests have been conducted, with a daily average of 328 tests per day over the last seven days, and a weekly average of 1670 tests per week over the last two weeks.”.

SOURCE: FBC NEWS/FIJI TIMES/PACNEWS


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