Fiji Reports 4 New COVID-19 Cases

Fiji reports 4 new COVID-19 cases

SUVA, May 6 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 6th May, 2021 ) :-- Fiji reported on Thursday four new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of cases to 129 in the island nation.

According to Fiji's Health Ministry, the first case is an imported case, who is a Tongan national and arrived from Guyana on April 22. This was the last inbound passenger flight from Auckland, New Zealand before flights were halted. The patient is a traveling partner of a previously confirmed imported case.

The second one is a 47-year-old nurse at the Raiwaqa Health Center in the capital city of Suva while her 51-year-old husband has also tested positive on Thursday. The Raiwaqa Health Center has been closed to the public now.

The fourth infection is a 25-year-old nurse working in Lautoka Hospital, about 24 km north of Nadi.

Pointing out that COVID-19 has never posed a graver risk to Fijian people than it does now, the health ministry said that it is now heavily restricting visiting hours at all hospitals and health centers across the island nation to limit mixing between patients, medical personnel, and the general public.

The health ministry also urged Fijians to stay at home.

Fiji now has 42 active cases in isolation, including nine imported cases, 29 locally transmitted cases and four under investigation for their sources.

Currently, Fiji has recorded 84 recoveries and three deaths.

Fiji has also maintained a nationwide curfew from 11:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. local time since March last year.