Screening underway for garment workers

April 30, 2021 6:46 am

Mark One Apparel Garment Factory [Source: Mark One Apparel/ facebook]

The staff of Mark One Apparel and Lyndhurst Fiji Ltd were screened by teams from the Ministry of Health last night.

This after one of five confirmed cases of COVID-19 announced yesterday is a woman who works at a garment factory at the Kalabu Tax-Free Zone.

She is the aunt of the case from Vunimono, Nausori which was announced on Wednesday.

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When contacted yesterday, both garment factories confirm they are accompanying screening teams from the Health Ministry to houses of their employees.

The Permanent Secretary for Health Dr. James Fong says the factory owners have agreed to work with health officials to ensure the workers are tested overnight.

“The disease just went there, now they are acting really fast to try and make sure that tonight there will be a lot of people staying awake, coming around to do swabs.”

Dr. Fong says they will await the results from swabs that were taken from the staff of the two factories.