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Eight out of the 18 patients who had contracted the deadly COVID-19 virus in Fiji has now recovered.
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has been briefed by the Minister for Health, Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete on the matter.
The Prime Minister says this means Fiji recovery rate is now at 44 percent.
There are only 10 active COVID-19 cases in the country.
52 tests were conducted last night and all came back negative, which includes 23 sailors, who will now go into home isolation.
Three cases were tested twice and have also returned negative samples on both occasions.
Meanwhile, three police officers from the Labasa Police Station have been placed under quarantine after attending to a report at the locked down area in Soasoa.
Police Commissioner Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho confirmed the three officers were attending to a complaint of a missing child.
He said they were placed under quarantine straight after they attended to the report.
Qiliho said it’s a precautionary measure undertaken upon the advise of the Minister for Health.
The three officers will undergo all the necessary checks and requirements by the Ministry of Health.
SOURCE: FBC NEWS/PACNEWS
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