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Fiji’s 9th COVID-19 patient Mohammad Saheed granted bail

Fiji’s 9th COVID-19 patient Mohammad Saheed granted bail

By Iva Danford , Mohammed Feroz
Saturday 30/05/2020
54-year-old Mohammed Saheed from Soasoa in Labasa

54-year-old Mohammad Saheed from Soasoa in Labasa who allegedly breached self-quarantine orders after arriving into Fiji has been granted bail by the Labasa Magistrates Court.

Saheed appeared before Magistrate Senileba Levaci and is charged with one count of Failure to Comply with Orders.

He returned from a religious gathering in India and allegedly spread COVID-19 to a few people in the country.

It was revealed in today’s special court sitting that Saheed did not comply with the directives from Health officials to self-quarantine for 14 days from 24th to 31st March.

He has been released on strict bail conditions.

As part of the bail conditions, Saheed has been ordered to report to the Labasa Police Station once every fortnight.

He was Fiji’s 9th COVID-19 patient and was investigated by Police after he recovered from the virus.

The Ministry of Health had confirmed that they were able to trace a total of 834 people who had come into contact with the man who is the 9th case of COVID-19.

The case will be called again on the 22nd of June.

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