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Fiji proclaims free of coronavirus

June 5, 2020

Prime Minister of Fiji, Voreqe ‘Frank’ Bainimarama, has announced that this island in the Pacific has no more active cases of COVID-19, so it is considered pandemic-free last month after confirmation of only 18 infections.

The country, with just over 900,000 inhabitants, registered its last case on April 21, and Health Minister Ifereimi Waqainabete has confirmed that on Friday the analyzes of the last three patients – all in the capital, Suva – came out cleanly.

“Without death, our recovery rate is one hundred percent,” the head of government said on his Twitter account, where he believed that this success was due to “prayers, hard work, and defense of science.” .

Fiji proclaims free of coronavirusFiji proclaims free of coronavirus

Waqainabete has made it clear that the government will continue to conduct tests in all suspicious cases, while around a hundred people remain in quarantine as a precaution, although none of them tested positive. “We cannot disappoint our guard,” warned the health chief.