Fiji conducts more than 10,000 COVID-19 tests

Source: Xinhua| 2020-10-06 17:25:32|Editor: huaxia

SUVA, Oct. 6 (Xinhua) -- Fiji confirmed on Tuesday that it has conducted more than 10,000 COVID-19 tests so far.

According to Fiji Broadcasting Corporation, Fiji's Health Minister Ifereimi Waqainabete said on Tuesday that the island nation's Center for Disease Control (CDC) has conducted over 10,000 COVID-19 tests and it has been more than 170 days since the island nation detected its last community case of COVID-19.

Fiji has not had any new cases despite its people returning back, he said, adding that Fiji has had the border quarantine cases and unfortunately, two of them passed on but Fiji has not had any other case that has come out into the community.

According to the minister, results of a recent external assessment from the World Health Organisation (WHO) showed that Fiji's CDC is achieving a score of 100 percent for COVID-19 testing.

Besides its CDC laboratory in the capital city of Suva, Fiji now plans to set up one more such laboratory in Nadi, Fiji's third largest city in order to expand the COVID-19 testing capabilities.

Fiji has reported a total of 32 COVID-19 cases since March 19 this year. Two persons have died and most of them have fully recovered.

Currently, Fiji still maintains a nationwide curfew effective from March 30 this year. Enditem