2 more patients recover from COVID-19 in Fiji

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SUVA, Aug. 22 (Xinhua) -- Fiji confirmed on Saturday that two more COVID-19 patients have been released from isolation after having fully recovered from the virus.

Fiji's Minister for Health Ifereimi Waqainabete said on Saturday that the island nation currently has four border quarantine active cases in isolation.

Fiji's Ministry of Health stressed on Friday that it would step up quarantine measures due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the Pacific region.

Fiji reported its first death from COVID-19 infection on July 31.

The 66-year-old Fijian man, who had a history of cardiac problems and returned from India early July, died in the hospital in Lautoka, Fiji's second largest city.

The man was the island nation's first border quarantine case of COVID-19.

Fiji had reported a total of 18 COVID-19 patients since it confirmed its first case on March 19, and all of them have fully recovered before June 5. But Fiji has reported a number of border quarantine cases since July 6.

Fiji has conducted more than 4,500 COVID-19 tests since January.

Currently, Fiji still maintains a nationwide curfew effective from March 30 this year. Enditem

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