2 new border quarantine cases of COVID-19

2 new border quarantine cases of COVID-19

By Naveel Krishant
Sunday 17/01/2021
Permanent Secretary of Health Dr. James Fong

Fiji has recorded two new border quarantine cases of COVID-19.

The Permanent Secretary for Health Dr. James Fong says the first patient is a 49-year-old woman and the second patient is a 58-year-old woman and they arrived on flight NZ952 from New Zealand on December 24th.

Dr Fong says both individuals tested positive during routine exit testing while undergoing mandatory quarantine in the government designated and Republic of Fiji Military Forces supervised border quarantine facilities in Nadi.

He adds they were safely and hygienically transferred to the isolation ward at the Lautoka hospital in accordance with the standard protocol for confirmed cases.

Dr. Fong says they were asymptomatic and well since their arrival in Fiji adding the frontline border and quarantine staff who were directly involved with the cases have followed their standard infection prevention and control protocols and will be monitored and tested as necessary.

Fiji has had 55 cases in total since our first case was detected on March 19th last year with the last 34 cases detected in border quarantine.

It has been 302 days since our first case and 272 days since the last case was detected outside border quarantine.

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