Fiji records first coronavirus death


Fiji had enjoyed a spell of four weeks virus-free, after the 18 cases it had previously recorded all recovered. – EPA pic, July 31, 2020.

FIJI announced its first coronavirus death today, but health officials assured people in the Pacific island nation it was not the precursor to a major outbreak.

Health Minister Ifereimi Waqainabete said the victim was a 66-year-old man who tested positive after returning from India, where he had undergone surgery for a long-standing heart condition.


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