COVID-19: Fiji records new case; totals 16

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama makes his official announcement on the update of COVID-19 to the media during the press conference at Suvavou House in Suva on Wednesday, March 25, 2020. Picture: JONACANI LALAKOBAU

Fiji has recorded one more new case of COVID-19 today.

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama revealed the nine-year-old grandaughter of a 57-year-old man – case number 9 – who recently returned from India tested positive to the virus this morning.

“After testing another 32 samples, today, we received confirmation of another COVID-positive case that we had been anticipating: the 9-year-old granddaughter of the gentleman in Labasa who traveled from India,” Mr Bainimarama said.

“This young girl lived in the Soasoa settlement. She has been in isolation since the 4th of April. While she wasn’t showing any symptoms, we knew she had a high risk of being infected given her close contact with her grandfather.

“We had her tested and she was confirmed positive late this morning.”

Fiji  has 16 cases of COVID-19.

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