We anticipate by the weekend the country will reach a 90% vaccination coverage rate after which the curfew hours will be extended from 12am to 4 am – Dr Fong

We anticipate by the weekend the country will reach a 90% vaccination coverage rate after which the curfew hours will be extended from 12am to 4 am – Dr Fong

By Naveel Krishant
Saturday 13/11/2021
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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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