Today, Government welcomed the latest and most advanced measure yet in its comprehensive COVID-19 action plan.

This follows the commissioning of the Molecular Laboratory and the Fiji Center for Diseases Control in Tamavua this morning by the Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama.

โ€œEssentially, this new lab means we can test for the virus directly in Fiji, rather than spend time and money shipping samples for testing overseas, as weโ€™ve been doing up until today.โ€

Prime Minister Bainimarama added that with the fast-moving spread of COVID-19, Fiji is not going to wait for an announcement.

โ€œWeโ€™re acting with urgency to protect our people and to ensure that we are fully capable of aggressively identifying, isolating and treating any case of COVID-19 in Fiji.”

Fiji is one of four countries in the Pacific that will now be able to test for COVID-19.

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