Fiji takes stringent measures to reduce risk of new COVID-19 strain

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SUVA, Dec. 30 (Xinhua) -- Fiji's Health Minister Ifereimi Waqainabete said on Wednesday that Fiji has taken stringent measures to reduce the risk of the entry of new COVID-19 strain.

He said the spread to Australia of the new coronavirus variant has prompted the Fijian government to strengthen border quarantine protocols and processes with the resumption of inbound passenger flights on Tuesday, the Fiji Broadcasting Corporation (FBC) reported.

Fiji's COVID-19 Risk Mitigation Taskforce is working around the clock for the country to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, with stringent border control measures including a strict 14-day quarantine and mandatory testings for arrivals from abroad, according to the minister.

He also urged the Fijian people to continue the personal hygiene practices, especially during the ongoing festive season.

On Wednesday, Fiji recorded three more imported cases of COVID-19.

Fiji has so far reported a total of 49 confirmed coronavirus infections since its first case was detected on March 19. The most recent 31 cases of the total were detected in border quarantine.

The Pacific island nation has maintained a strict travel restriction for foreign visitors while keeping a nationwide curfew from March 30. Enditem

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