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Dr. Waqainabete clarifies couple were tested before being released from quarantine

Dr. Waqainabete clarifies couple were tested before being released from quarantine

By Naveel Krishant , Tifa Vataiki
Thursday 09/07/2020
Minister for Health Dr. Ifereimi Waqainabete

Minister for Health Dr. Ifereimi Waqainabete has today clarified that the couple who had returned from New Zealand in April and had claimed that they were released early from quarantine were tested before they moved out of the quarantine facility and they were tested after they moved out and all tests had returned negative.

Dr. Waqainabete says that the case was in April rather than May. The Health Minister further says that no one is exempt from quarantine.

He says if anyone is moved from a quarantine facility to another, they have to follow the quarantine guidelines in place and the quarantine period has to be met.

The Fiji Sun has reported today that the couple said they were released from quarantine after they asked a doctor and a military officer that they had a disabled son at home and that is why they rushed from New Zealand.

According to the couple, their son was with relatives.

They say that they had completed 8 days in quarantine and 20 days at their home adding they were given conditions to follow under home quarantine and they were visited by medical officials.

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