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Coronavirus: Returnees could be subject to post-managed isolation COVID-19 test

“We are seeing more cases coming back positive now and so it is a risk we want to manage.”

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It comes as health officials scratch their heads over a positive case from the weekend. A man returned from India on August 27 and isolated in Christchurch for two weeks, but he developed symptoms five days after returning to Auckland and tested positive.
It’s not known where he was infected with COVID-19. It could have been in India, on the flight from India or the connecting flight from Fiji. Other people from that same flight also tested positive. There’s also a chance he caught the virus in…

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Meet Anil Rai Mani – Fiji’s trailblazer into Bollywood

Fiji-born actor has even picked up a few awards in almost a decade in Bollywood

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It’s no secret Fijians love Bollywood – the stars, the movies, the glamour, fashion and not to mention the gossip and intrigue that goes with it all.
Be it Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra, Rekha, Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Akshay Kumar, Tabu, Taapsee Pannu, Bhumi Pednekar or Madhuri Dixit – Fijians lap it up all with much fervour.
To date, quite a few movies have been made in Fiji as well, where the passion is there for acting and producing.
READ MORE:* India’s cinemas reopen to small audiences…

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All Blacks: What happened to other players compared to the great Jonah Lomu?

Some players who have been labelled as the next Jonah Lomu have thrived. Others have stumbled or fallen on hard times.

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All Blacks left wing Caleb Clarke wont be the last player to be heralded as the next Jonah Lomu.
Does that make it right? It depends. It certainly creates debate. Everyone is entitled to post their opinions on social media platforms or in the mainstream media, and when they start trending thats when the conversation goes next level.
All Black Ardie Savea was again playing without a mouthguard in last Sunday’s Bledisloe Cup test.
Look at what unfolded after Bledisloe II, when the All Blacks beat…

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Calls for a Covid ‘kava bubble’ as supply from Pacific to Australia dries up

With little of the homemade Pacific brew available in Australia, prices have skyrocketed, and there’s been a spike in seizures at the borderThe questions are asked…

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The questions are asked quietly, but urgently: Kava, do you have any? Do you know where to get any? Have you heard what they are paying for it in Sydney?
When Pasifika meet in Australia, it is often kava that dominates: now, it is the absence of it.
The traditional brew, made from the kava plant and central to so many of the Pacifics social interactions, is in vanishingly short supply, an unlikely, unhappy, corollary of Covid shutdowns.
And the shortage is harming businesses across the region.
Kava…

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