There have been no new cases of COVID-19 since the announcement by the Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama on Wednesday, 25 March.  Fiji has 5 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Since the outbreak of the global pandemic,
the Fijian Government through the Fijian Ministry of Health and Medical
Services has been proactively responding to this crisis.

Amongst the measures put in place, the
Fijian Government has opened a toll-free helpline – 158. This
toll-free helpline will replace the four phone numbers which have been
operational since the response began.

The public can now call 158 from tomorrow
for all COVID-19 related queries and concerns.  The helpline is open
24 hours, seven days a week for the duration of the COVID-19 response. Trained
staff will be managing calls at the call centre.

We are especially interested in hearing from
members of the public who think they or a family member have symptoms of
COVID-19.

For Fijians living abroad wishing to enquire
about the Fijian COVID-19 response, the number to call is +679 9902158. This is
a charged service.

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The symptoms of COVID-19 include:

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  fever

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  flu-like symptoms such as coughing, sore throat or headaches; or

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  difficulty breathing.

The Fijian Government remains on the highest
level of alert in response to this global pandemic. We know that finding cases
early and isolating them quickly is key to containing this disease. As the
symptoms of COVID-19 are very similar to many other respiratory illnesses
(including the common cold and influenza) it is expected that the Ministry will
continue to investigate more persons with relevant travel history and symptoms
related to COVID-19.

What can you do?

The Fijian Ministry of Health and Medical Services
wishes to strongly urge the public to not share rumours and misinformation, and
to use credible sources for information on COVID-19:

Fijian Ministry of Health and Medical
Services website:

www.health.gov.fj

Fijian Ministry of Health and Medical
Services Facebook page:

www.facebook.com/MoHFiji/

World Health Organization (WHO) website:

www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public

The Fijian Ministry of Health and Medical
Services is monitoring the developing situation and will provide updates
regularly to the public.

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