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COVID-19 Update – 29-03-2021

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COVID-19 Update

March 29th 2021

There are 0 new cases of COVID-19 to report in this update.

There remains 1 active case admitted at the Lautoka hospital isolation unit. It has been 12 days since the last border quarantine case was reported, and 345 days since the last case was detected outside border quarantine on April 18th 2020.

Fiji has had 67 cases in total, with 64 recoveries and 2 deaths, since our first case was reported on March 19th 2020. The last 49 cases have been international travel associated cases detected in border quarantine.

A total of 37,179 COVID-19 laboratory tests have been conducted, with a daily average of 257 tests per day over the last 7 days, and a weekly average of 1670 tests per week over the last 2 weeks.

There are currently 1100 people who have recently arrived from overseas undergoing mandatory 14 day quarantine in government supervised border quarantine facilities. We have also reviewed and heightened pre-departure, inflight and quarantine conditions for travelers coming into Fiji from Papua New Guinea. As such, only flights pre-approved by the Ministry of Health and Medical Services will be allowed to bring in passengers from Papua New Guinea. A charter flight scheduled for the 9th of April has been approved in this regard.

For more information on COVID-19 in Fiji please visit the Ministry of Health and Medical Services web page http://www.health.gov.fj/covid-19-updates/

The next scheduled update will be on Wednesday March 31st.

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