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Breach at the quarantine was an incident waiting to happen – Dr. Fong
Rosie Holidays and Pacific Destinations commended for supporting containment efforts

Breach at the quarantine was an incident waiting to happen – Dr. Fong

Rosie Holidays and Pacific Destinations commended for supporting containment efforts

By Dhanjay Deo
Tuesday 20/04/2021
Permanent Secretary for Health Doctor James Fong. [image: file]

Health Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Dr. James Fong says the quarantine is an operation run by human beings and no quarantine process in the whole world has been 100 percent full proof.

Dr. Fong says every single quarantine system in the world has been breached.

He says for them, the breach at the quarantine facility in Nadi was an incident waiting to happen.

Dr. Fong adds they got a lot of community support on the first night of operations when they were looking for 310 people that are now in quarantine.

He says Rosie Holidays gave them vehicles and told them to use it while Pacific Destinations Limited told them they will go anywhere to help the Ministry to reach these people.

Dr. Fong says there were other people that came forward with the help and this assistance allowed them to secure 310 people in 12 hours which is a huge achievement.

He says their biggest priority at the moment is getting the containment plan working and the exercise of going through the whole of Lautoka and Nadi is a huge logistical exercise.

He also reveals there will be 19 screening locations in the Central Division by tomorrow and they are also setting up locations in the Northern Division.

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