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Thursday 22 July 2021

Suva, Fiji
Two pregnant women in their early 30s from Lami were among the 21 new COVID-19 deaths in Fiji reported as new infections and deaths surge there. Neither of the pregnant women had been vaccinated. “Maternal deaths due to COVID-19 are a clear indication of the severity of this outbreak,” said Fiji Permanent Secretary for Health, Doctor James Fong, who urged Fijians to stay at home.
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Tuesday 20 July 2021

Suva, Fiji
Fiji has recorded 784 new cases of COVID-19 for the 24-hour period ending at 8am on July 19. There have also been 15 new COVID-19 deaths from July 12-19, raising the death toll to 113, according to the Fiji Ministry of Health and Social Services latest data update.
Tuesday 13 July 2021

Suva, Fiji
Fiji recorded 873 new COVID-19 cases and three deaths over a 24-hour period ending at 8:00am on July 12. The country’s Ministry of Health and Medical Services said with daily increases in cases, they were seeing increasing cases of severe COVID-19 and increasing deaths.
Wednesday 7 July 2021

Suva, Fiji
Fiji opened its first COVID-19 vaccination drive-through at Suva's Albert Park Pavillion on 6 July as the country battles with rapidly increasing new cases. The Ministry of Health and Medical Services reported 636 new COVID-19 cases and 6 deaths over a 24-hour period on 7 July.
Tuesday 29 June 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Tongan student at the University of the South Pacific in Fiji has tested positive for the COVID-19. Positive cases are increasing in Fiji since its latest outbreak in April, prompting Tonga to postpone repatriation flights from Fiji.
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Thursday 24 June 2021

Suva, Fiji
Fiji has 279 new cases, their highest daily case count so far, indicating widespread community transmission, said Fiji's Health and Medical Services Head of Health Protection, Dr Aalisha Sahukhan on June 23, reporting four new deaths. To date 45% of Fijians have received one dose of vaccines, and 5% have received a second dose.
Thursday 17 June 2021

Suva, Fiji
Fiji has reported 1,043 active COVID-19 cases currently in isolation, including the 121 new cases confirmed yesterday, 16 June, according to its Ministry of Health and Medical Services.
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Friday 11 June 2021

Suva, Fiji
Fiji has recorded 656 COVID-19 active cases currently in isolation as of 10 June, according to its Ministry of Health and Medical services.
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Thursday 10 June 2021

Suva, Fiji
The reinstatement of Professor Pal Ahluwalia by the University of the South Pacific Council is ‘illegal’ Fiji’s Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum told Fiji's parliament last week.
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Monday 31 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A low-cost emergency care ventilator that can be used in local hospitals to assist with the COVID-19 pandemic, has been developed by engineering students and staff at the University of the South Pacific (USP) in Fiji.
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Friday 28 May 2021

Suva, Fiji
Fiji has 151 active cases of COVID-19 in isolation including the 28 new cases recorded yesterday, 27 May, according to its Ministry of Health and Medical Services.
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Friday 21 May 2021

Suva, Fiji
A total of 7,888 people are under quarantine, after health teams traced and tested primary and secondary contacts of existing COVID-19 cases during the Suva and Nausori four-day lockdown, according to Fiji's health officials on 18 May.
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Friday 14 May 2021

Suva, Fiji
A woman with COVID-19 died on 12 May in Fiji after she was entered into intensive care when her condition started to deteriorate, according to health officials yesterday. Dr James Fong warned Fiji that if the spark of Covid-19 “isn’t quickly and aggressively extinguished, a tiny ember is all it takes to start a massive, uncontrollable wildfire that claims thousands of Fijian lives.”
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Thursday 13 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New cases of COVID-19 in Fiji yesterday have led health officials to announce a full lockdown of Suva and Nausori starting 11:00pm Friday, 14 May up to 4:00am Tuesday, 18 May. Contact tracing teams are working overtime, said Dr James Fong.
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Thursday 6 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A group of around 40 Tongans who returned from the United States via Fiji are being assisted financially by the Tongan Government, after their repatriation flight to Tonga was postponed, due to the rising COVID-19 community transmission there.
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Thursday 6 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A patient at Lautoka Hospital who tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday afternoon, died a few hours later at 6:35pm, confirmed Fiji’s Permanent Secretary of Health, Dr James Fong today. Lautoka Hospital is now in lockdown as part of efforts to prevent a wider outbreak. “Fiji, I do not use the word “war” lightly. But, right now, we are in a war with this virus,” he said.
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Wednesday 28 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga has postponed the repatriation flight from Fiji, which was due to arrive in Tonga next week, confirmed MEIDECC CEO Paula Ma'u today, as Fiji has closed its major towns, due to the local transmission in Fiji of the COVID-19 Indian variant.
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Wednesday 28 April 2021

Suva, Fiji
COVID-19 cases in Fiji continue to increase with six new cases confirmed yesterday, 27 April, bringing the total to 42 active cases, according to health officials. Recent cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed to be the B1617 variant that was first detected in India. Dr James Fong has warned Fijians to stay at home because “any person-to-person contact outside your home could get you infected.”
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Monday 19 April 2021

Nadi, Fiji
Nadi and Lautoka in Fiji have gone under lockdown this morning, April 19 after a border quarantine employee tested positive for COVID-19.
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Thursday 8 April 2021

New York, USA
New York Times reporting: How does a country deal with climate disasters when it is drowning in debt? Not very well, it turns out. Especially not when a global pandemic clobbers its economy. Take Belize, Fiji and Mozambique. Vastly different countries, they are among dozens of nations at the crossroads of two mounting global crises that are drawing the attention of international financial institutions: climate change and debt.
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