COVID-19: Duo tested negative and have been cleared

Coronavirus health warning at the Nadi International airport. Picture: REINAL CHAND

THE two individuals who were admitted and isolated at the Colonial War Memorial Hospital (CWMH) and Labasa hospital respectively have been cleared.

According to a Government statement released this afternoon the nine-year-old boy and the 37-year-old woman who were under investigation for COVID-19 have tested negative for the virus and have been cleared.

“To date all persons investigated for COVID-19 in Fiji have tested negative,” the statement said.

“There are no confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19 in Fiji.

As the symptoms of COVID-19 are very similar to many other respiratory illnesses (including colds and influenza) it is expected that with time the Ministry will investigate more persons with relevant travel history and symptoms related to COVID-19.

“This should not alarm the public, but be an indication of the high level of alertness and precautionary approach the Ministry is taking in response to this global outbreak.”

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