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Screening is far from effective: PS

April 29, 2021 6:01 pm
Dr James Fong

The Permanent Secretary for Health has announced that screening is far from effective.

Dr James Fong highlighted that the Ministry has completed at least 95 percent of screening in Caubati, Cunningham, and Makoi.

These are the targeted population following recent cases of COVID-19 and contact tracing.

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Dr Fong says 144,000 Fijians have been screened across Viti Levu.

He says because these people have been screened- they can’t let their guard down.

“Remember screening is different from testing. It is far from effective as a proper 14-days quarantine process that is why we will be screening our high-risk areas multiple times.”

Dr. Fong confirms more screening will be done in these high-risk areas adding their neighborhoods will also be screened twice.

 

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