The Permanent Secretary for Health Dr James Fong says 89.5% of Fijians have been fully vaccinated and this is a remarkable indication of the nation’s response to ensuring a safe and well-protected nation during this pandemic.
Dr Fong further says they anticipate that by the weekend the country will reach a 90% vaccination coverage rate after which the curfew hours will be extended from 12 midnight to 4 am.
Dr Fong also says 23,215 children between 15-17 years are now fully vaccinated while 33,316 children have received one dose.
He further says Fiji has recorded a total of 41 new cases of which 16 new cases were recorded on Thursday, and 25 new cases in the last 24 hours ending at 8 am yesterday.
There have been 679 deaths due to COVID-19 in Fiji, with 677 of these deaths during the outbreak that started in April this year.
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