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3 Fijians in Malaysia test positive for COVID-19 after returning from Nizamuddin, India

3 Fijians in Malaysia test positive for COVID-19 after returning from Nizamuddin, India

By Vijay Narayan
Tuesday 07/04/2020
Health Minister Doctor Ifereimi Waqainabete

Health Minister Doctor Ifereimi Waqainabete says they continue to monitor two Fijians who attended the religious gathering in Nizamuddin in India and returned to Fiji, while Fijivillage has received information that 3 of the Fijians who attended the gathering are in Malaysia and have tested positive for COVID-19.

The 3 Fijians are expected to stay in Malaysia for the isolation period.

One of the people who has returned to Fiji from India is the 54-year-old Soasoa man who has tested positive for COVID-19 and is in isolation at Labasa Hospital.

Times of India has already reported that four people from Fiji are likely to be blacklisted by India amongst the 300 foreigners who went to India from 16 countries, on tourist visas but attended the congregation at Nizamuddin.

India’s Union Home Ministry official has said that these foreigners were among around 8,000 people who attended the Tabligh-e-Jamaat at Nizamuddin Markaz facility in March, many of whom have shown symptoms of COVID-19.

A total of 281 foreigners were found by the police at the Nizamuddin campus.

They include the 4 people from Fiji, 19 people from Nepal, 20 people from Malaysia, one from Afghanistan, 33 from Myanmar, one from Algeria, one from Djibouti, 28 from Kyrgystan, 72 from Indonesia, 7 from Thailand, 34 from Sri Lanka, 19 from Bangladesh, 3 from England, 1 from Singapore, 1 from France and 1 from Kuwait.

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