Daughter of Nadi woman tests positive, drivers wanted
April 20, 2021 4:27 pm
There is another confirmed case of COVID-19 in the country and this is the daughter of the woman who had tested positive yesterday and there are fears of more cases in the community.
This brings to three the number of cases in recent days, with a soldier first diagnosed on Sunday, after coming into contact with a couple who had returned from India and were positive.
The next patient was a 53-year-old woman, a maid at the hotel, who had an interaction with the soldier as she had gone to clean his room at the quarantine facility.
Health Ministry, Doctor James Fong says they are the highest risk cases Fiji has ever faced.
Coupled with this, the funeral at Tavakubu in Lautoka is now considered a super spreader as it had over 500 people in attendance.
This includes those who attended the Peceliama Church in Tavakubu on Friday and Saturday.
He says the mother and 11 other family members travelled in a mini-bus at around 9pm from Nadi to Tavakubu and the minibus driver is in quarantine along with the family members.
There were no other passengers outside of the family in the minivan.
Next the maid and eight family members returned to Nadi at around 12.30am on Saturday, again in a hired minibus from Tavakubu to Nadi, which left Lautoka at around 10pm.
The driver of this minivan is yet to be located.
The mother and seven other family members travelled to Tavakubu at 9am again on Saturday by a hired minibus without any other passengers and the diver has not been located.
After the funeral on Saturday, the mother and another family member travelled in a Grey taxi from Tavakubu to the Lautoka Minibus Stand.
They then took a public minibus to Nadi around 5pm.
The taxi and minibus drivers yet to be located and as well as the other minibus passengers.
The Health Ministry says if you travelled in a minibus after 5pm on Saturday from Lautoka Minibus Stand, call 158.
Three family members from Naicabecabe Village in Moturiki also stayed with the mother and daughter are in quarantine and the village is a containment area.
Dr Fong says there is house to house tracing happening in the Lautoka and Nadi containment area to determine the travel history of these people.
He adds they have the capacity to run 600 tests a day, and this will continue for at least the next fortnight.
From tomorrow, movement in the containment areas is restricted to emergency, employment and essential services.