90,000-plus screened, more to go: Health

The Ministry of Health has screened more than 90,000 people for COVID19 in the demarcated containment areas on Viti Levu and plans to screen more.

These containment areas are Cunningham, Lautoka, Nadi, Wainivula, Caubati, Tacirua, and Makoi.

MOH Permanent Secretary for Health Dr James Fong said while most of Fiji is safely at home, his teams are also taking full advantage of this containment window, and hoping to screen more people.

“More than 93,000 living in these areas have been checked for COVID-like symptoms and travel histories that may place them in the path of Fijian living with COVID19,” Dr James said.

“Our contact tracing is designed to flush out cases before they become clusters. We continue to trace, isolate, and test those who have been in contact with our current patients.”

Individuals who were discharged from the Tanoa Hotel quarantine facility from 12 April 2021, are also expected to be screened again.

Dr Fong also urged the public to install the careFIJI app and keep it on as it would assist in addressing contact tracing gaps when determining the extent of virus transmission.

Meanwhile, MOH has activated more than 40 screening clinics throughout Fiji.

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