Vaccination for children will start on Monday on Kadavu Island.
Permanent Secretary for Health Doctor James Fong says vaccination is conducted by 5 teams from the Vunisea health team and 2 teams from the Kaval health team.
He confirms that six new cases were recorded on Kadavu Island in the last 24 hours bringing the total number of cases on the island to 556.
Doctor Fong adds of these, a total of 535 cases have recovered and the remaining 18 active cases are under daily monitoring by the health team.
He says five patients are currently admitted at Vunisea hospital, of which 3 are COVID positive and currently in stable condition and 2 are negative for COVID-19.
The Permanent Secretary adds movement restrictions remain in force supervised by the Police team and the Vanua.
There were also forty-two new cases recorded on Beqa Island in the last 24 hours bringing the total number of cases to 242.
Doctor Fong says of these 238 are active cases who are under home isolation and daily monitoring from the health team.
He confirms that vaccination for the villagers will commence once the 14 days lockdown for the island is completed.
Movement restriction remains in force for the whole island.
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