Two more COVID-19 cases confirmed
April 6, 2020 4:20 pm
Fiji now has 14 confirmed cases of COVID-19 after two more people have tested positive.
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says the first new case is the wife of the man from Labasa.
She was taken into isolation two days before being diagnosed positive this morning.
The second new case is the sister of Fiji’s very first case, the flight attendant from Lautoka.
Bainimarama says this was a case they have long been expecting.
“She is the young mother of an existing case, the COVID-positive one-year-old baby boy and she chose to stay in isolation with her child to continue to breastfeed and care for him. She has been in isolation since the 19th of March when our first case tested positive.”
The Prime Minister says both cases are close contacts of previous patients, and both were already in isolation when their symptoms developed and they tested positive and this lowered the risk of further transmission.
We’ve confirmed two more cases of #COVID19 in Fiji.
Both were close family contacts of (separate) existing cases, and both were safely in isolation when they were diagnosed. Their risk of local transmission is very low.
My full statement:https://t.co/Rlbu9503h3
— Frank Bainimarama (@FijiPM) April 6, 2020
[Source: Fijian Government]