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Hundreds quarantined for possible exposure to COVID-19

April 23, 2021 10:40 am

More than 300 people are in quarantine for possible exposure to locally transmitted cases of COVID-19.

Head of Health Protection, Dr Aalisha Sahukhan confirms these are people who attended a funeral in Tavakubu Lautoka over the weekend and other primary and secondary contacts of those who have tested positive this week.

A 53-year-old woman who is positive for COVID-19 was also present at the funeral which has been classified as a super-spreader that will result in more cases emerging over the next few days.

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Dr Sahukhan confirms 200 people from this group have had samples collected for testing and none have come back positive.

There are currently 19 active cases of COVID-19 in isolation. 14 of these are border quarantine cases and five are local transmissions.

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