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Fijian official warns lingering COVID-19 risks in spite restrictions ease

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Written by Maritime First

The health authorities in Fiji warned that neither the lifting of mask-wearing nor the easing of travel restrictions over COVID-19 is a sign that the risks of outbreak, and resurgence of COVID-19 is over.

According to the Fiji village news website on Tuesday, Fiji’s Permanent Secretary for Health Ministry James Fong issued the warning following reports of some travelers failing to comply with 7-day isolation over COVID-19.

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He urged the public to support the protection and safety of all Fijians by reminding foreign visitors of the importance of isolating themselves for seven days if they test positive for COVID-19.

The health ministry had reported 26 more cases of COVID-19 as from May 6, to May 9.

Fiji reported its first confirmed COVID-19 case in March 2020 and the South Pacific island country has since recorded a total of more than 64,000 cases.

So far, 862 deaths from COVID-19 as well as 912 COVID-19 positive cases that died from other conditions unrelated to COVID-19 have been reported in Fiji.


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