They are a 21- year-old woman and her 33-year-old husband, both of whom are hairdressers in the city. The couple and their daughter are being held in isolation at Navua Hospital, the government said.
“It appears that our newest two cases are unrelated to our first five cases. We’re actively identifying all of these individuals’ close contacts. We’ve identified a contact who lived at home with these two patients after returning from India as the likeliest transmitter of the virus,” Bainimarama sai.
Bainimarma said he was concerned as other members of the community were highly likely to have been infected – the couple both lived in a crowded community, interacting with many of its people. They both worked public-facing jobs at salons in some of the city’s busiest shopping centres.