Fiji Confirms 2 Cases Of Omicron Variant
Fiji reported two confirmed cases of Omicron Monday night, the COVID-19 variant first discovered in South Africa
According to Fiji's Permanent Secretary for Health James Fong, the two cases of the Omicron variant, both fully vaccinated Fijian citizens, were confirmed after their samples sent for testing in Australia returned positive.
They were currently treated at a Fijian government-designated border quarantine facility, and showed no symptoms.
Fong said the latest case of Omicron variant is a sharp reminder to Fijians that the key to avoiding future restrictions and lockdowns is for all Fijians to remain cautious.
Currently, 90.9 percent of the adult target population in Fiji is now fully vaccinated, while 97.4 percent have received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Fiji reported its first confirmed COVID-19 case on March 19 last year and has recorded more than 52,000 COVID-19 confirmed cases in total, with 697 deaths.