COVID-19 DAILY ADVISORY [28-03-20]

28/03/2020

There have been no new positive cases of COVID-19 recorded since Prime Minister’s announcement on Wednesday 25 March 2020. There are currently 5 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Fiji. The Fijian Government will advise the public as soon as this changes.

There are 32 Fever Clinics now fully operational throughout Fiji, while nine more clinics will be opened in the coming days. In an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, the Fijian Ministry of Health and Medical Services is encouraging people to visit these fever clinics if they feel that they are developing any symptoms of COVID-19.

At the fever clinics, people will have their temperatures taken and symptoms checked. The symptoms are dry cough, fever and sore throat. They will also be asked if they have travelled to a country that has recorded positive COVID-19 cases in the last 14 days or have been in contact with someone who had tested positive for COVID-19.

Based on a this thorough analysis, Health Care Workers will then direct individuals for further testing or they will be referred to health centres for common colds and related ailments.

These Clinics are open from 8am to 4pm, 7 days a week, with the Lautoka based clinics having extended hours of operation from 8am to 10pm.

The clinic based at the Valelevu Health Center is open 24 hours a day.

The following centres are designated fever clinics:
 
   EASTERN DIVISION    WESTERN DIVISION    NORTHERN DIVISION    CENTRAL DIVISION
Eli Peceli Hall Punjas Health Centre Nasea Health Centre Lami (Tikaram Park)
Lomaloma Health Centre Kamikamica Health Centre Nutrition Training Centre Raiwaqa (Pentecostal Church)
Lakeba (Old Nurses Quarters)     Viseisei Health Centre Savusavu (Old Public Health Building)     Valelevu Health Centre (Quarters 2)
Vunisea St. Thomas High School Waimaqera Health Centre (Outside) Navua (Tent Outside)
Rotuma Hospital Tavua Hospital Waiyevo Health Centre (Outside) Vunidawa
  Ba Health Centre Nabouwalu Hospital Nakorosule
  Balevuto Health Centre    
  Nailaga Health Centre    
  Ba Mission Hospital (Tent Outside)        
  Rakiraki Hospital (Car Park)    
  Nadi Hospital    
  Bukuya Health Centre    
  Namaka Health Centre    
  Sigatoka Hospital    

What can I do to protect myself?
• Clean your hands regularly and thoroughly with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth and don’t spit, share bilos or cigarettes.
• Maintain at least one-metre distance between yourself and others.
• Always cover your mouth with a tissue or elbow when coughing or sneezing. Dispose off the tissue properly.
• Do not share rumours and misinformation about COVID-19. Use credible sources such as the MHMS website (http://www.health.gov.fj/) or official Facebook page, or the WHO website (www.who.int).

If you have had a contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case or travelled to a country affected by the virus in the last 14 days and develop a fever, cough or difficulty breathing immediately contact one of the numbers below.

• Central 2219905
• Eastern 2219906
• Western 2219907
•Northern 2219908