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New border quarantine COVID-19 case confirmed

New border quarantine COVID-19 case confirmed

By Vijay Narayan
Tuesday 08/09/2020
Acting Permanent Secretary for Health James Fong.

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

With this new case, Fiji has six active border quarantine cases, all of whom are being treated in isolation at either the Nadi or Lautoka hospitals.

Acting Permanent Secretary for Health, Doctor James Fong says the latest patient is a 64-year-old female Fijian citizen who arrived on repatriation flight GA7280 from New Delhi, which arrived in Nadi on Thursday, August 27th 2020.

Doctor Fong says as, with all prior border quarantine cases, this patient has been under strict border quarantine conditions since arrival into Nadi.

This includes compulsory 14-day quarantine at a government-designated quarantine facility under supervision from the Republic of Fiji Military Forces and the Ministry of Health and Medical Services.

She is in stable condition and has been transferred to the isolation ward at the Lautoka Hospital as per standard protocol for confirmed cases.

Doctor Fong says this is the third border quarantine case confirmed among the passengers on board this repatriation flight.

In line with Fiji's infection control protocols, all areas of Nadi Airport accessible to passengers from that flight have been hygienically deep-cleaned.

Doctor Fong says this was overseen by their on-site medical officer and health inspectors.

The frontline border staff that were directly involved in the arrival of the passengers on this flight have also all tested negative for COVID-19.

He says they are diligently enforcing the border quarantine and infection control protocols.

The Acting Permanent Secretary says these border quarantine cases continue to pose zero risks to the health and wellbeing of the Fijian public.

Fijivillage stresses that people need to remain vigilant as COVID-19 cases are at the border quarantine facility in Fiji.

Please do not get complacent.

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