September 24, 2020

Mobile fever clinics services for the Suva lockdown zone

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There are currently 14 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 introduced mobile fever clinics in Lautoka on April 2 to complement the Fever Clinics in operation in the city and saw 43,392 residents over four days.

Following the success of this operation, the Ministry of Health and Medical Services has launched mobile fever clinics in Suva today. The teams saw 98 individuals in an hour before stopping due to heavy rain.

Tomorrow the team will continue their clinics in Samabula East in particular:
Vuna Road
Nabua Road
Muslim League Settlement
Mead Road- in the vicinity of Suva Muslim College
Nabua Primary School
Upper Bayview Estate

The team will be on the lookout for individuals who display symptoms for COVID-19 such as a dry cough, fever and sore throat. They will also ask them if they travelled or have been in contact with someone who has tested positive COVID-19. If necessary, they will refer individuals for further investigation, which includes testing for COVID-19.

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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.