There are currently 16 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Fiji. The Government will advise the public as soon as possible should this change.
The Fijian Ministry of Health and Medical Services Fever Clinic teams have been conducting mobile fever clinics in the greater Suva areas during the lockdown, since 6 April 2020. So far they have screened 38,600 people out of the 150,000 they intend to screen by Friday 16 April.
The following areas will be covered by the teams tomorrow (Tuesday 14 April):
From Valelevu to the Laqere Bridge (including Nadera, Nadawa, Nepani)
From Laqere Bridge – Laqere, Muanikoso, Makoi, Narere, Navosai up to the Wainibuku Bridge (just before the Rups complex)
When visiting homes, the team will enquire after recent travel history of family members and if any family member has been in contact with someone who has tested positive to COVID-19.
They will also look out for individuals who display COVID-19 like symptoms such as a dry cough, fever, sore throat and shortness of breath. Depending on their assessment they may check for fever of the affected person and may refer them for further investigation, which could include testing.
The mobile Fever Clinic team members always carry official identification which will be produced on request. The teams are not required to enter the house – the checkup can be held at the gate, or in a shaded area. The public is advised that the person who checks for fever wears a mask and gloves.
Members of the public are requested to cooperate with the teams by answering their questions and chaining their dogs before the teams enter their compound.