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Border quarantine cases pose no risk to the Fijian public: Dr Fong

September 9, 2020 3:45 pm
Acting Permanent Secretary for Health Dr James Fong.

The Ministry of Health is leaving no room for complacency in its continued efforts to contain COVID-19 in Fiji.

This comes as Fiji has recorded its sixth active border quarantine case yesterday.

Acting Permanent Secretary for Health Dr James Fong says all of the active border quarantine cases are being treated in isolation at either the Nadi or Lautoka hospitals.

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Dr Fong adds that they are diligently enforcing border quarantine and infection control protocols and as such, these border quarantine cases continue to pose zero risk to the health and wellbeing of the Fijian public.

“We have testing protocols that are in place to ensure that all the quarantine staff and all those manning quarantine sites are adequately tested as and when required. But more importantly our protocols are more specific to the staff manning the isolation sites in the hospitals and that’s the place we have put a lot of energy into to make sure that the people who are manning those areas are adequately screened and quarantined as per our protocol.”

Fiji’s latest COVID-19 border quarantine case is a woman who arrived on a repatriation flight from New Delhi on the 27th of last month.

Dr Fong says the patient has been under strict border quarantine conditions since her arrival into Nadi and is currently in a stable in condition after being transferred to the isolation ward at the Lautoka hospital.

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