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Fiji Urges People To Get Vaccinated Amid Rising Covid Deaths

Fiji has reported a record 1,285 new cases in its latest daily update and 193 deaths since the outbreak began in April

Fiji Urges People To Get Vaccinated Amid Rising Covid Deaths
Before the April outbreak, Fiji had recorded just two COVID-19 deaths | AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes
Fiji Urges People To Get Vaccinated Amid Rising Covid Deaths
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2021-07-27T13:24:07+05:30

Fiji's leader is urging people to get vaccinated as the island nation contends with a devastating outbreak of the delta variant of the coronavirus.

Relative to its population of fewer than 1 million people, Fiji's outbreak is currently among the worst in the world.

Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama said the nation's mission was to vaccinate 80% of adults by the end of October. About 47% of Fijians have had at least one vaccination dose.

He said “lies, misinformation, and unholy insanity” about the vaccine were endangering people.

Fiji has reported a record 1,285 new cases in its latest daily update. It has reported 193 deaths since the outbreak began in April.

Fiji has also reported a further 101 deaths of COVID-19-positive patients that it's not classifying as coronavirus deaths because the patients had underlying conditions. Before the April outbreak, Fiji had recorded just two COVID-19 deaths.

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