Fiji vs Scotland match cancelled amid COVID-19 cases

Fiji vs Scotland match cancelled amid COVID-19 cases

By Navitalai Naivalurua
Saturday 21/11/2020

Fiji’s Autumn Nations Cup pool match against Scotland next Saturday has been cancelled due to 29 COVID-19 cases in the Flying Fijians squad.

The Flying Fijians matches against France and Italy were also called off because of the outbreak within the Flying Fijians squad.

This means Scotland is likely to top Pool B if they beat France at Murrayfield tomorrow.

Autumn Nations Cup organisers say postponing the match was unavoidable due to the 10-day isolation period for Fiji players.

Officials hope Fiji will be able to play the match against the fourth-place side in Pool A on the 5th of next month.

While the outcome of the cancellation has yet to be decided, both France and Italy were awarded 28-0 victories in the same circumstances.

[Source: BBC]


We want to be sure all strategies are followed before Flying Fijians return - Waqainabete

By Iva Danford, Priteshni Nand
Friday 20/11/2020

Minister for Health Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete says they want to be sure that all the strategies put in place by the Permanent Secretary for Health and the COVID response team are adhered to before the Fiji 15s players can return to Fiji.

29 players have contracted COVID-19 in France.

Waqainabete told Legend FM News that they have been in constant discussions with Fiji Rugby Union.

Minister for Health Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete says they want to be sure that all the strategies put in place by the Permanent Secretary for Health and the COVID response team are adhered to before the Fiji 15s players can return to Fiji.

29 players have contracted COVID-19 in France.

Waqainabete told Legend FM News that they have been in constant discussions with Fiji Rugby Union.

He says the team doctor is in contact with his colleagues in Fiji and they are setting together processes that needs to be followed as Fiji is a COVID-19 contained country and we want to maintain that.

When questioned when the players are expected to return, Waqainabete says discussions are still ongoing.

He says we all have witnessed the lockdown and restrictions that were put in place and believes we should not go through that again.

Waqainabete says our hearts goes out to the players but they understand why this is done.

He adds protection of all Fijians is a top priority.

Waqainabete says they are fit young men and their chances of getting over this is high.



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