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Fiji’s Covid Cases Hit Record High as Alcohol Sharing Blamed for Spread

Residents drink kava in Suva, Fiji.

Residents drink kava in Suva, Fiji.

Photographer: Leon Lord/AFP/Getty Images

Fiji recorded a surge in Covid-19, with 83 new cases reported on Sunday from the day before, according to the Fiji Times.

The majority of the infections were from known clusters or areas already under containment or lockdown protocols, with only 11 fresh cases of unknown origin, the newspaper said, citing health authorities.