Two more COVID19 cases confirmed, Capital on lockdown

A young couple in Nabua have become the latest to test positive for COVID-19, bringing to 7 the number of cases reported in Fiji.

PM Bainimarama confirmed the cases this hour and revealed plans to lockdown the capital city, Suva from 5am March 3.

Having been diagnosed with the virus yesterday, both husband and wife who reside at an informal settlement in Nabua, about 3 miles from Fiji’s capital city Suva, are being treated at the isolation facility in Navua.

The two are in stable condition. Their daughter was taken to the premises as well.

While confirming the newest cases, Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama noted their earliest symptoms were runny nose.

Earlier today documents with the two patients information were posted on social media.

The documents stated the two contracted the virus after coming into contact with the husband’s father who had an overseas travel history having recently arrived into the country on 22nd March.

The older man then travelled to Labasa. Health personnel in Labasa are reportedly attending to him as well.

Leak of patient information

Confirming earlier leaks of the couple’s personal information, Bainimarama said MOH staff are devastated information about the family is now public.

Health Minister Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete said a report has been filed with the Fiji Police Force’s cyber crime unit to investigate the leak.

This story will be updated as details come to hand.

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