We will not drop our guard: Minister
June 5, 2020 12:54 pm
Health Minister Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete. [File Photo]
Health Minister Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete says Fiji is now free of COVID-19 however Fijians should not let their guard down.
The remaining three COVID-19 patients were cleared this morning.
Dr Waqainabete says they will continue to prepare and work as hard as they can to avoid any other waves of the virus.
He says health staff will remain vigilant.
Dr Waqainabete reminded Fijians that all the behavioral changes that they have made to avoid contracting the disease must continue to be practiced.
“All the work that we doing around COVID-19 continues and we want to reassure the nation that we will never drop our guard and we continue to be vigilant as ever as possible so that we can be on top of this”.
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama this morning also shared on his official twitter account that even with Fiji’s testing numbers climbing by the day, it’s now been 45 days since the country recorded its last case.
He adds that there have been no COVID-19 deaths and Fiji has recorded a 100% recovery rate through answered prayers, hard work, and affirmation of science.
Fiji’s first COVID-19 case was confirmed on the 19th March.
Fijians have been reminded that the restrictions around COVID-19 remains.
The social gathering restrictions of 20 or less people remains.
The curfew time remains from 10pm to 5am.