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Fears of Covid ‘tsunami’ in Fiji after outbreak found to be Indian variant

Covid-19 outbreak in Pacific nation has forced lockdowns across the country, after the island nation avoided transmission for a year

Fijian health officials are bracing for a “tsunami” of Covid-19 cases, after the Indian variant was detected in the Pacific nation this week, with lockdowns announced in an attempt to stem the outbreak.

The Pacific country had largely managed to avoid community transmission over the course of the pandemic, before a cluster emerged this month linked to a quarantine facility, and exacerbated after a woman with the virus attended a funeral with 500 people.

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