Several guests test positive for COVID-19 at resort in Sigatoka

Several guests test positive for COVID-19 at resort in Sigatoka

By Rashika Kumar
Wednesday 29/12/2021
[Photo: BBC]

A resort in Sigatoka says there are currently several guests who have returned a positive COVID test and are in isolation rooms in a dedicated area.

In an email to guests, the resort says these guests who have tested positive do not pose a risk to others.

They say guests must remain vigilant and advise the resort team immediately if they develop any symptoms.

The resort further says they continue to practice strict COVID safe measures following the guidelines of the Ministry of Health.

Permanent Secretary for Health, Doctor James Fong says cases of COVID-19 continue to be identified among travellers into Fiji.

He says all these cases were of fully vaccinated individuals who tested negative on their 3-day pre-departure PCR test and are currently in isolation within hotels, with protocols that have been well-rehearsed in the lead up to border opening and continue to be overseen by Health Ministry staff in the Western Division.

Dr. Fong says COVID-19 cases are increasing rapidly globally and especially so in the European, Americas region and throughout Africa.

He says the new highly transmissible variant Omicron is contributing significantly to this increase.

Dr Fong further says as such, they anticipate an increasing number of cases from border quarantine facilities.

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