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Fiji records new border quarantine case; man in isolation at Lautoka hospital
00:35 am GMT+12, 30/10/2020, Fiji

A 57-year old male is the latest border quarantine case of COVID-19 in Fiji.
 
The country’s Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) confirmed in a statement today that the patient is a Fijian citizen who arrived in Nadi last Saturday, 24 October, 2020, on a repatriation flight from Nairobi, which made stops in Dubai, Kuala Lumpur and Auckland en route.
 
“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 MHMS,” the ministry stated.
 
“He has not displayed any symptoms since his arrival in Fiji. The entry test was conducted on day 2 of quarantine as part of our standard border process.
 
“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.
 
“Our border health protection team continues to diligently enforce our 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.”
 
Fiji has now had 34 COVID-19 cases overall, and this new case is Fiji’s only active COVID case.

SOURCE: FIJI TIMES/PACNEWS

 

 


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