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Fiji Records Reduced COVID-19 Cases

As COVID-19 cases continue to ebb in Fiji, the Health Ministry announced a drop in numbers to 246, down from the previous 895. The permanent secretary for the Health Ministry, Dr. James Fong, confirmed this in a statement.

Government Urges Fijians to Six Months Vaccination Interval

In line with the global standards, the Fijian government is encouraging citizens to observe a six months interval between their two doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine. Permanent Secretary for the Health Ministry, Dr. James Fong, emphasizes the importance of this break for optimum immunity against the virus.

Full Vaccination Urged

Dr. Fong has also urged all eligible Fijians to strive for full vaccination by getting their second dose of the vaccine. As of the latest update, 575,170 Fijians have taken the first dose of AstraZeneca, and 286,470 people are now fully vaccinated.

Lautoka Hospital Opens New Operating Theatre

Presenting exciting news for the health sector, the Lautoka Hospital inaugurated a brand-new operating theatre. The Health Minister, Dr. Ifereimi Waqainabete, performed the opening of the new facility, which is a welcome addition to the hospital’s resources in combating the pandemic.

Great Achievements Amidst Global Challenges

The opening of the new theatre is a testimony to Fiji’s progress in the health sector despite challenging circumstances globally. The development provides a well-equipped space beneficial in enhancing surgical procedures, especially amidst the continued complexity of the COVID-19 situation.

100% Pass Rate for Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand Exam

Highlighting Fiji’s educational success, all Fijian students who sat for the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand’s (CAANZ) exam this year passed the test. The 100% national pass rate is a significant achievement for Fiji’s accountancy education sector.

CAANZ’s Positive Impact

The successful result is an indication of the positive influence of CAANZ’s study methods, which are recognized internationally for their dedication to quality and professionalism. The achievement also reflects the determination and hard work of all Fijian students who undertook the examination.


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