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Special court sitting for Fiji’s 9th COVID-19 patient today

Special court sitting for Fiji’s 9th COVID-19 patient today

By Semi Turaga
Saturday 30/05/2020

The 54-year-old man from Soasoa in Labasa who allegedly breached self-quarantine orders after arriving into Fiji has been charged and will appear in a special sitting in the Labasa Magistrates Court today.

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

Police Commissioner Sitiveni Qiliho has confirmed the accused has been charged with one count of Failure to Comply with Orders.

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

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.

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