Fiji has 177 new cases of COVID-19 to report for the 24 hour period that ended at 8 am today.
Permanent Secretary for Health Dr James Fong says they have two new border quarantine cases to announce today.
The first case is a 20-year-old man from Nadi and the second case is a 22-year-old man from Lautoka.
Dr Fong says they both arrived in Fiji on the 19th of September at the Lautoka Seaport in a vessel that visited several other seaports.
He adds although both individuals reported to have not disembarked the vessel at any of these ports due to COVID-19 restrictions, however, crew change over at one port is the possible source of infection transmission.
Dr Fong further says the Fiji Border Health Protection Unit is currently investigating this.
He also says they have been retrieved as per protocol and transferred to their managed isolation facilities adding that both individuals were noted to be symptomatic for COVID-19 but are currently stable.
Dr Fong adds as per protocol, the disinfection process of rooms and linen has been completed by the onsite health quarantine officer and all frontline workers who were in contact with these two individuals have been included on the routine weekly swabbing schedule and the front-liner surveillance schedule.
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