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Fiji health authorities go door-to-door to swab workers linked to current case

In Fiji medical authorities are working around the clock to track residents who may have contracted Covid-19 as the current cases point towards widespread transmission in the community.

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Medical officials are desperately trying to trace close contacts of positive cases. Source: 1 NEWS

Secretary of Health Dr James Fong says the way it's tracking is Fiji’s positive cases are the early stage of what could be a fast rising curve.

“These last cases and existing unknowns point to the widespread transmission in the community,” he warned.

Dr Fong says the greatest concern is a 52-year-old woman who works in a garment factory in Suva.

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Officials are concerned about one case in particular: a person who worked in a garment factory. Source: 1 NEWS

Medical officials have been going door to door to swab all employees of that factory along with a neighbouring one – as workers may have shared transport with the positive case.

And there’s also concern over a Covid positive man in Rakiraki where no link to the other cases have been found.

So far there have been 28 locally transmitted cases.

There's expected to be a curfew from 8pm tonight.