The Fijian Police are seeking further legal advice to charge the island nation’s ninth COVID-19 patient, who returned from India and infected several other persons.
Fijian Police Commissioner, Sitiveni Qiliho, confirmed on Friday that their investigators will be seeking further legal advice before the 54-year-old man from the village of Soasoa in Labasa, capital of Fiji’s second-largest island of Vanua Levu, gets produced in the Labasa Magistrates Court.
The man was taken in by police for questioning on Thursday for allegedly not following quarantine restrictions when he came back from India late March this year.
The Fijian Ministry of Health had earlier confirmed that they were able to trace 834 people, who had come into contact with the man, who remains in custody.
The Fijian Police also said earlier that they have questioned the country’s first COVID-19 patient over details he gave health officials.
Fiji has recorded a total of 18 COVID-19 cases since March 19, of which, 15 have recovered.
To further curb the spread of the deadly virus, Fiji still maintains the nationwide curfew from March 30.