Lockdown round Nadi after optimistic covid take a look at

The Fijian authorities has introduced a lockdown within the west of the primary island Viti Levu after a lady registered a optimistic Covid-19 take a look at.

The Ministry of Well being and Medical Companies says the lady labored in a border quarantine facility however has since entered public areas.

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Fiji Village on-line mentioned the 53-year-old resides in Nadi, with a journey historical past in Nadi and Lautoka. All members of her family have already gone into quarantine and they’re awaiting the outcomes of their Covid-19 exams.

Following the take a look at consequence, to help fast contact tracing and cut back the probability of additional transmission, there will likely be a lockdown of the Larger Nadi and Lautoka Space, which was imposed from early this morning.

The Fiji authorities assertion mentioned the affected areas are outlined as spanning from Momi Junction and the Mulomulo Put up in the direction of Sigatoka, to Nacilau, Vakabuli, and the Waiwai crossing bearing in the direction of Ba.

Passenger journey out of this space has been halted by street, air, and sea.

Journey into the world will likely be permitted over the subsequent 24 hours for Fijians who reside inside the Larger Nadi and Lautoka Space. Nevertheless, these allowed to enter should head straight residence and won’t be allowed to return out of the lockdown space.

The assertion mentioned inside the Larger Nadi and Lautoka Space, the Fiji Police Power will implement a 24-hour curfew.

“Public gatherings shouldn’t occur. No companies ought to run apart from important medical companies.

“Later immediately, the federal government will reveal when important companies, together with banks, supermarkets, pharmacies, and different important service suppliers, might resume operation with strict bodily distancing enforced. For now, all colleges and companies will likely be closed,” the assertion mentioned.

For the remainder of Fiji, colleges, workplaces, companies and inter-island delivery companies might stay open. Nevertheless, the ministry encourages folks to keep away from non-essential journey and huge gatherings. Exterior of the Larger Nadi and Lautoka Space, curfew hours will stay from 11pm to 4am.

The ministry can also be re-activating fever clinics inside the Larger Nadi and Lautoka Space to maintain folks with fevers away from weak individuals who go to Well being Centres and into separate, devoted areas specifically designed to successfully establish doable Covid-19 instances.

“It’s critical that each one Fijians adhere to the practices of fine handwashing, strict bodily distancing, the place doable, and mask-wearing in public areas.

In case you are feeling unwell, keep residence and report your signs to the Ministry of Well being and Medical Companies,” the assertion mentioned.

“The Ministry of Well being and Medical Companies is extra geared up than we have now ever been to include the unfold of the virus collectively. We’ve seen the confirmed affect that well being restrictions have had on slicing chains of transmission. By counting on these measures and adhering to the recommendation from related authorities, we will save lives and maintain Fiji protected.”

In the meantime, an Air New Zealand flight from Auckland to Fiji was diverted again to Auckland this morning.

In response to FlightRadar24, the NZ952 flight was about an hour out of Nadi Airport when it turned again.

Fiji Airports Restricted and the airline are but to answer a request for touch upon why the airplane was diverted.

Fiji’s Well being Ministry mentioned two confirmed instances of Covid-19 introduced in Fiji earlier this month had travelled from Auckland to Nadi on April eighth.

Fiji now has 72 instances of the Coronavirus with 5 lively, 65 recovered and two deaths reported.

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