Health Minister raises concerns with Nabua quarantine breaches
April 14, 2020 7:26 am
There remains 16 COVID-19 cases in Fiji with 21 tests carried out yesterday with the results negative.
Health Minister, Dr. Ifereimi Waqainabete says with the mobile health clinics hitting the ground in Suva, the aim is to assess at least a 100 thousand Fijians that reside within the lockdown area.
He says it’s a comprehensive approach that’s in addition to several other measures the Ministry is taking in the fight against Coronavirus.
However, Dr. Waqainabete says there have been some concerns with one community linked to Patients six and seven in Suva.
“Nabua settlement Muslim League, there are 23 houses which are close to the House of the two, the family that was positive in Nabua. Unfornately there have been breaches in terms of quarantine within that place which we find disappointing in terms of people moving in and out in that small cohort of a community. And also, we’ve also found out that about six of the gentlemen were found outside of there during curfew hours.”
Meanwhile, the Health Minister is pleading with residents in Suva to be aware of the mobile fever clinics which will see accredited medical personnel going house to house to assess any potential COVID-19 cases.