August 5, 2021

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Govind-19: Australia and New Zealand come to Fiji’s aid

The Govt-19 epidemic continues to spread in Fiji. In a single day, 166 new cases were positively diagnosed. Australian and New Zealand doctors have been dispatched with 50,000 doses of the Astrogeneca vaccine.


Fiji is far from being a country without Govt. This Monday, June 21, island health officials announced a new positive event: 166 people have been infected with the corona virus. April 26, Suva, the capital of Fiji, was jailed for 14 days.

Medical assistance from Australia and New Zealand

At the request of Fiji’s health officials, the Australian government has agreed to send a medical team to assist the island’s residents; She must be at least 28 days old. Among the members of the medical team were nurses, doctors and emergency room assistants and two doctors, originally from New Zealand.

Meanwhile, New Zealand Foreign Minister Nanaya Mahuda has announced $ 10 million in aid to Fiji. “Includes up to $ 5 million in assistance to the government to carry out Covit-19-related activities and $ 5 million to local associations working directly with families to mitigate the risks of poverty.

Note that Australia has shipped 1.3 tons of medical equipment since April 2021. “Australia gives priority to health care of our closest neighbors” State Department Senator Marice Payne said. For its part, UNICEF has provided more than 1.6 million medical products, including screening tests.

The epidemic continues in Fiji

Cases continue to rise in the small town of Lami. So the priority of the local government is to ensure that the virus spreads less in the contaminated areas. “Any travel requests will be strictly restricted” Says Dr. James Fang. It encourages all residents to respect restricted gestures when they are outside their home.

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Since April 2021, 1894 new cases have been reported, and 7 deaths have been reported in the country since the outbreak.

Vaccine: The “Best Answer” to Govt-19

The vaccination campaign continues in Fiji. As Australia sends the AstraZeneca vaccine to 50,000 new doses, Australian Health Minister Greg Hunt says AstraZeneca is recommended for those over 60 and the Pfizer vaccine is available for those under 60. Question: People under the age of 60 have a lower risk of developing thrombosis.

More than 250,000 people have already received the first dose of AstraZeneca, or 44% of the eligible adults in Fiji. According to the local government, the vaccine is the best alternative to Govt-19.