Ministry: No need to visit clinic for swab
24 July, 2021, 9:30 am
People living in the Suva-Nausori containment zone who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms do not need to visit a screening clinic to get swabbed.
This, according to a Health Ministry post on the Fijian Government Facebook page yesterday.
Fijians were instead urged to self-isolate themselves for 14 days if they were experiencing –– cough, runny nose, nasal congestion, sneezing, fatigue/extreme tiredness, headache, aches and pains, sore throat, fever, diarrhoea, red eyes (conjunctivitis), loss of taste or smell, and a rash on the skin.
“Eat well, drink a lot of fluids, rest and monitor your symptoms.”
The ministry said those who required a medical certificate for the period of self-isolation could obtain one from the nearest screening clinic.
“Workers can also obtain the medical certificate for the 14 days of self-isolation at home from participating family physicians or local general practitioners.”
Fijians wishing to obtain a medical certificate from a screening clinic should ensure they strictly followed COVID-safe protocols.