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Driver identified, hunt on for other passengers

April 23, 2021 4:35 pm
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The last Minibus driver that transported the hotel worker from Lautoka to Nadi has been found.

Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary, Dr James Fong, says the driver is currently quarantined at home and will be tested.

Dr Fong adds that the Health Ministry is now looking for other passengers who were onboard the minibus that traveled from the Lautoka Minibus stand to Nadi at 5.30pm on Saturday April, 17.

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“The minibus is white, it has a red painted bumper with a license number LM 417. A photo of this minibus has been posted on the Fijian government Facebook page and released to the media. So if you rode in this minibus from Lautoka to Nadi that night please contact 158.”

Dr Fong says the three Fijians living on Moturiki that were suspected to have been exposed to the virus have all tested negative for COVID-19.

He says the island of Moturiki will be maintained as a containment area until the 14 day incubation period expires.

“However, these test results do confirm that these three Fijians were not contagious while they travelled from Moturiki to Lautoka. So the village of Waicoka in Taielvu where they stayed overnight is no longer considered a screening zone.”

Dr Fong says as of this afternoon there are no new COVID-19 cases at the border or in the community.

He adds that Fiji still has 19 active cases with four border quarantine cases and five locally transmitted cases.

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