COVID-19: No need to celebrate – Dr Fong

Ministry of Health and Medical Services permanent secretary, Dr. James Fong speaks to the media on the latest cases of COVID-19 during a press conference at the Ministry of Health headquarters conference room at Dinem House in Toorak, Suva on Sunday, May 2, 2021. Picture: FIJIAN GOVERNMENT

Fiji has reported no new case of coronavirus infection after the screening of 7560 Fijians and 1212 tests conducted by the Ministry of Health and Medical Services.

However, at this evening’s COVID-19 daily press briefing, Ministry of Health and Medical Services permanent secretary Dr James Fong stressed that no need to celebrate.

Dr Fong said it doesn’t mean there are no cases out there; it means none have been detected over the past 24 hours.

“We are certain there are more cases that will develop or – worryingly – that an unconfirmed case of the virus has already developed into a highly-contagious disease,” he said.

“Our biggest fear right now is that someone, with symptoms, has not reported to a screening clinic or called 158.”

As of today, Sunday, May 2, 2021 in Fiji there still is 49 active confirmed COVID-19 cases in isolation, 16 of which are border quarantine cases, with 31 locally transmitted cases and two currently still under being investigated to determine source of transmission.

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