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3 new border quarantine cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed

3 new border quarantine cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed

By Dhanjay Deo
Tuesday 09/03/2021

3 new border quarantine cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed.

The first two cases are two women aged 69 and 39 who travelled to Fiji from California, arriving on flight FJ1813 from Los Angeles on March 1st.

Both currently have no symptoms.

One of the individuals had returned a weak positive result and is considered a historical case. Both have been transferred to the isolation ward at Lautoka hospital.

The third border quarantine case is a 44-year-old man who arrived in Fiji on a yacht on March 6th from Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

According to the Ministry of Health, he returned a weak positive test result upon routine testing, while undergoing the standard 14-day quarantine onboard the vessel, in accordance with the Blue Lanes initiative.

This has been considered a historical case of COVID-19 however he has been transferred to the isolation ward at Lautoka hospital.

The Ministry of Health says the Fiji Navy tracked the yacht this individual arrived on as soon as it entered Fijian waters and the yacht did not stop at any other island in Fiji before arriving at the quarantine mooring at Denarau. All on board this yacht will complete 14 days quarantine, and return at least 2 negative test results before they will be released to enter Fiji.

This is the first positive case on a yacht arriving through the Blue Lane initiative.

107 yachts have arrived in Fiji via the Blue Lane since the initiative started last year.

Fiji has now had 66 cases of COVID-19, with 7 active cases currently admitted at the Lautoka hospital isolation ward.




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