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Ministry closes sites of interest

August 29, 2021 4:23 pm
The Labasa town during the curfew last night

Following the announcement of new cases in Labasa on Friday, the Ministry of Health has temporarily closed some sites of interest in Town.

These include Shop & Save Supermarket, R.B. Patel Supermarket, Goodman Fielder, Ashok Transport Limited, R.C. Manubhai Ltd, and Pinto Timberyard.

The sites were closed from 4pm, yesterday to allow for a thorough decontamination process.

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This is part of the Health Ministry’s efforts to minimize local and community transmission of COVID-19.

There are five active COVID cases in the North and Permanent Secretary for Health Doctor James Fong says the outlook for the cases found indicates a persistent risk of a community outbreak.

He says further tracing and testing results are needed to clearly understand the level of community transmission.

According to the PS, all contacts of the first case identified are in quarantine and so far tested negative.

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