More screenings from funeral super spreader
April 24, 2021 5:30 am
Medical teams have found more people who may have been exposed to COVID-19 because of the funeral at Tavakubu in Lautoka over the weekend.
About 350 people from the initial 500 present at the funeral have already tested negative.
However Permanent Secretary for Health, Dr James Fong confirms teams have sent in an additional 500 swabs for testing.
“I can only presume that as they spoke to the people they were able to find more and more and the denominator kept changing over time. That’s the nature of the super spreader event. The super spreader event means that is a super spreader you do not know what’s the final number you just keep on looking until you get no new cases for a long period then you will know yes I have controlled the super spreader event.”
Suva mobile screening for COVID-19 starts tomorrow for 50 households in the Wainitarawau Cunningham.
Teams have screened more than 20,000 Fijians in the West however screening will be enhanced over the weekend while movement is restricted until Monday morning.
The Permanent Secretary for Health says there are cases out there that need to be found.