Fiji currently has 18 confirmed cases of COVID-19.
While 11 patients have successively tested negative and have been discharged from the health facilities, Fijians should not be complacent and should continue to take heed of the COVID-19 measures.
The Government remains on the highest alert level and will advise the public as soon as possible if more cases are found.
Although restrictions have been lifted to allow gatherings of 20 people or fewer, the Fijian Ministry of Health and Medical Services wishes to remind the public that all sporting events in the country remain temporarily suspended.
This includes events organized by sporting bodies as well as those organized at community levels by community members.
This is in line with the measures announced by the Hon. Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama to contain the spread and local transmission of the virus.
The risk of person to person transmission of COVID- 19 is high when there is a large gathering of people and at places such as sporting facilities, stadiums or even village playgrounds where maintaining a safe physical distance can be a challenge.
The Fijian Ministry of Health and Medical Services wishes to thank all the sporting organisations that took these measures seriously and have complied with the restrictions.
While sporting events are not permitted at this stage, Fijians however are free to undertake their own exercises.
These could be simple exercises such as jogging or walking. Regular exercises and healthy diet is key to a stronger immune system.
Fijians must remain on guard against COVID-19 and are advised to call toll free number 158 for any COVID-19 related information.