Six active COVID-19 cases remain in Fiji after two more patients recover

Source: Xinhua| 2020-08-12 16:40:35|Editor: huaxia

SUVA, Aug. 12 (Xinhua) -- Two more COVID-19 patients in Fiji out of the eight have recovered and have been released from isolation, a Fijian Health Ministry official said on Wednesday.

James Fong, acting permanent secretary of the Health Ministry, said on Wednesday that two people have recovered and have been sent home for self-quarantine, and this means that Fiji now has six active COVID-19 cases under quarantine.

He said that of the six active COVID-19 quarantine cases, five are in isolation in Nadi, Fiji's third largest city and one is in Lautoka, Fiji's second largest city.

He stressed that the island nation remains free from any community transmission of COVID-19 while a nationwide curfew from March 30 this year remains.

Fiji reported its first COVID-19 case in March 19 this year and the island nation had 18 COVID-19 cases, but all of them fully recovered before June 5. The nation has since July 6 reported nine other cases and one of them, a 66-year-old Fijian man who had a history of cardiac problems and returned from India early July, died on July 31. It is the first reported death case of such virus in the country. Enditem