COVID-19: Moturiki lockdown lifted; four consecutive negative results for island trio

Constable Manueli Laqai and other police officers man the Sawani checkpoint in Naitasiri. Picture: JONACANI LALAKOBAU

The lockdown zone on Moturiki Island has been lifted after four consecutive tests on the three individuals who had attended the Tavakubu funeral in Lautoka returned negative.

Fiji’s Ministry of Health permanent secretary Dr James Fong confirmed this during this evening’s daily COVID-19 press briefing.

The three individuals from Naicabecabe Village had attended the Tavakubu funeral and spent time with case 74, the staff from the quarantine facility.

He said they had completed the full 14-day quarantine since their exposure.

“However, as is the case with all of our rural and maritime communities, we encourage families on Moturiki to stay where they are, stay at home, and limit their movement as much as possible,” Dr Fong said.

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