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Fiji reports 4 new COVID-19 cases

05 May 2021, 20:44 GMT+10

SUVA, May 5 (Xinhua) -- Fiji reported on Wednesday night four new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases to 125 in the island nation.

According to Fiji's Health Ministry, two are imported cases of Fijian soldiers who returned from Sinai later last month.

The third case is a 53-year-old man who was admitted to the Lautoka Hospital for a surgical procedure while the fourth case is a 27-year-old woman from the capital city of Suva.

The Lautoka Hospital, about 24 km north of Nadi, Fiji's third-largest city, is now a tightly contained full-time care facility.

"Our first priority is to contain the cases we know about within Lautoka Hospital. To prevent the hospital from becoming ground-zero for a wider outbreak, the members of our disciplined forces have locked down Lautoka Hospital in a matter of hours," said Fiji's Permanent Secretary for the Health Ministry James Fong.

He also confirmed that nine more cases have fully recovered, bringing the total recoveries to 84 in the island nation.

Fiji has recorded two deaths and 39 active cases, including eight imported cases, 28 locally transmitted cases and three under investigation to determine their sources of transmission.

Fiji has also maintained a nationwide curfew from 11:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. local time since March last year.

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