Fiji declares itself free of COVID-19

Suva: Fiji has declared itself coronavirus free as the remaining three COVID-19 patients were cleared on Friday, said a Minister.

Health Minister Ifereimi Waqainabete said that the island nation will continue to prepare and work as hard as they can to avoid another wave of the deadly virus, reports Xinhua news agency.

All the work that we are doing around COVID-19 continues and we want to reassure the nation that we will never drop our guard and we continue to be vigilant as ever as possible so that we can be on top of this.

The Minister said that all the doctors and nurses that were looking after the last three patients will now go through a period of self-isolation.

More than 2,000 COVID-19 tests have been done in Fiji and so far 92 percent of the island nation’s population have been screened. About 100 people are still in quarantine facilities.