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Viral outbreak in Fiji’s batter economy, health care test | World

AILEENTOR RES-BENNETT and NICK PERRYAP communication

Suva, Fiji (AP) — The increasing outbreak of coronavirus in Fiji is expanding the healthcare system and ruining the economy. It even encouraged the government to provide unemployed tools and cash to become farmers.

The Pacific countries had no significant outbreaks in the first year of the pandemic, with only two viral deaths.

However, the outbreak of the highly contagious delta mutation two months ago has grown to the point where Fiji adds about 250 new cases daily.

So far, the government has resisted the demand for a blockade, partly in an attempt to protect the economy, which had already shrunk by 19% last year, after the evaporation of international tourism.

Almost half of all work was related to white sand beaches, clear water, and tourism in the island nation known for welcoming people.

“Business-wise, that’s a very bad thing,” said George Bernard, who owns a business that serves fire extinguishers. He fears that life will never be the same. “I’m just trying to survive,” he said.

Immunization campaigns are in full swing, but are hampered by false information that vaccines are unsafe or even evil. So far, about 29% of the population of just under one million have been initially vaccinated and 2% have been fully vaccinated.

After hearing some rumors, Bernard said he was not in a hurry to vaccinate. “Sometimes I think again,” he said.

Viral outbreak in Fiji’s batter economy, health care test | World

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