One new border quarantine COVID-19 case for Fiji – Health Ministry

One new border quarantine COVID-19 case for Fiji – Health Ministry

By Vijay Narayan
Friday 30/10/2020
Acting Permanent Secretary for Health Dr. James Fong. [Image: Fijian Government]

The Ministry of Health has confirmed there is one new border quarantine case of COVID-19.

The patient is a 57-year-old male Fijian citizen who arrived in Nadi on Saturday, on a repatriation flight from Nairobi, which made stops in Dubai, Kuala Lumpur and Auckland en route.

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 Ministry of Health.

It 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 Ministry’s standard border process.

Fiji has now had 34 COVID-19 cases overall, and this new case is Fiji’s only active COVID case.

He 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 says their border Health protection team continues to diligently enforce the border quarantine and infection control protocols, and therefore this border quarantine case continues to pose zero risks to the health and well-being of the Fijian public.


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