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New COVID-19 border quarantine case in Fiji

New COVID-19 border quarantine case in Fiji

By Vijay Narayan
Wednesday 11/11/2020
Minister for Health and Medical Services, Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete and PS for Health Dr James Fong

Fiji has a new border quarantine case of COVID-19.

The Ministry of Health says the patient is a 53-year-old male Fijian citizen who arrived in Nadi on Thursday 5th November 2020, on a repatriation flight from New Zealand.

His initial port of origin was United States of America.

The Ministry says as with all prior border quarantine cases, this latest patient has been under strict border quarantine conditions since arrival into Nadi, at which time he began compulsory 14-day quarantine at a government-designated quarantine facility under supervision from the Republic of Fiji Military Forces and the Health Ministry.

The Ministry says the man has not displayed any symptoms since his arrival in Fiji.

The entry test was conducted on day 2 of quarantine as part of the standard border process. Fiji has now had 35 COVID-19 cases overall, and this new case is Fiji’s only active COVID case.

The 53-year-old man remains in stable condition, and has been transferred to the isolation ward at the Lautoka Hospital as per standard protocol for confirmed cases.

The frontline border and quarantine staff who were directly involved with this patient will all be monitored and tested as necessary.

The Ministry also states that this border quarantine case continues to pose zero risk to the health and wellbeing of the Fijian public.

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