66-year-old man dies in border quarantine facility in Lautoka

66-year-old man dies in border quarantine facility in Lautoka

By Vijay Narayan
Friday 31/07/2020
Health Minister, Doctor Ifereimi Waqainabete and Acting Permanent Secretary, Doctor James Fong

A 66-year-old man who was Fiji’s first border quarantine case, has passed away due to COVID-19 complications.

Health Minister, Doctor Ifereimi Waqainabete has confirmed that the man who was a Fijian citizen, had a history of cardiac problems and had returned from India.

Dr. Waqainabete says the man contracted COVID-19 in India and passed away at the Lautoka Hospital.

He says there are 9 border quarantine cases and since the 20th of July, there have been no new confirmed cases.

Dr Waqainabete also stresses that the virus is not present in Fijian communities.

He also says this once again shows that the vulnerable are most at risk from the virus.

Meanwhile Acting Permanent Secretary for Health, Doctor James Fong says the man was isolated early and the public remains safe.

Doctor Fong says 5 of the border quarantine cases had undergone treatment in India.

He also says that the remaining COVID-19 cases in the country are currently in stable condition.

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