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791 of the 877 contacts of the garment factory worker in Kalabu test negative in their first test
That could change at any point throughout the 14-day quarantine

791 of the 877 contacts of the garment factory worker in Kalabu test negative in their first test

That could change at any point throughout the 14-day quarantine

By Vijay Narayan
Monday 03/05/2021
[Image: Fijian Government/Facebook]

791 of the 877 contacts of the garment factory worker in Kalabu have tested negative in their first test however that could change at any point throughout the 14-day incubation window for the virus.

Permanent Secretary for Health, Doctor James Fong says they have narrowed down the number of work contacts of case 113 from 877 to 771.

They have tested all of these contacts plus some secondary contacts with all 791 testing negative.

Doctor Fong says they continue to investigate whether there are other contacts that need to be screened and tested. These contacts are all under a home quarantine order that will last two weeks from their last contact with case 113.

He says because they have acted quickly to contain these staff, if any do develop the virus, it will be securely detected while they are in quarantine.

Doctor Fong also says there is one reason, above all, as to how they successfully located all of these Fijians. It was because the more than 300,000 people living in Suva and Nausori did their jobs last weekend by staying home.

He also says he had spoken to the Police, and they made only a handful of arrests. Otherwise the streets were clear.

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