Permanent Secretary for Health, Doctor James Fong says Lautoka may remain a containment area for some time longer after the confirmation of the two Lautoka Hospital doctors getting COVID-19.
Doctor Fong says Lautoka has existed as a containment area now for 16 days and today is day 9 after the recent reset.
He says he knows life in Lautoka is nowhere near normal.
The Permanent Secretary says so far, the contact tracing stemming from these cases is progressing well, and they will make an epidemiological assessment of the cases to determine whether the containment area protocols should continue, and if so for how long.
He says they cannot make that determination at this stage.
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