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Updated List of COVID-19 Isolation Facilities

Last Updated on 8 months by

There are currently 7 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Fiji. The Government will advise the public as soon as possible should this change.

There are now eight COVID-19 Isolation Facilities comprising five hospitals and three community isolation facilities across Fiji. Three facilities are located in Central Division and five in the Western Division,

The three community isolation facilities will be activated when divisional and sub-divisional isolation facilities have reached their capacity.  COVID-19 positive individuals who are classified “stable” will be transferred to these community facilities for continued monitoring and medical care.

All Fijians admitted to the Facilities will have their meals provided and will not be allowed to have visitors. There are protocols in place for staff who will provide meals and cleaning services, these include physical distancing between patients and staff.

The Facilities are located at:

Central Division

  1. CWM Hospital
  2. Navua Hospital
  3. Forestry Training Centre

Western Division

  1. Nadi Hospital
  2. Nadi Special School
  3. Lautoka Hospital
  4. Natabua High School
  5. Ba Mission Hospital

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The Symptoms of COVID-19 include:

  • fever
  • flu-like symptoms such as coughing, sore throat or headaches; or
  • difficulty breathing.

The Government of Fiji remains on the highest level of alert in response to this global pandemic. We know that finding cases early and isolating them quickly is key to containing this disease. As the symptoms of COVID-19 are very similar to many other respiratory illnesses (including the common cold and influenza) it is expected that the Ministry will continue to investigate more persons with relevant travel history and symptoms related to COVID-19.

What can you do?

The Fijian Ministry of Health and Medical Services wishes to strongly urge the public to not share rumours and misinformation, and to use credible sources for information on COVID-19:

Fijian Ministry of Health and Medical Services website:

www.health.gov.fj

Fijian Ministry of Health and Medical Services Facebook page:

www.facebook.com/MoHFiji/

World Health Organization (WHO) website:

www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public

The Fijian Ministry of Health and Medical Services is monitoring the developing situation and will provide updates regularly to the public.