Fiji records new COVID-19 border quarantine case

November 11, 2020 12:40 pm

A new border quarantine case of COVID-19 has been recorded in Fiji.

The patient is a 53-year-old man who arrived in Nadi last Thursday on a repatriation flight from New Zealand.

His initial port of origin was the United States of America.

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The Ministry of Health says the man was under strict border quarantine since arrival into Nadi.

He began the compulsory 14-day quarantine at a government-designated facility under the supervision of officers from the Fiji Military Forces and the Ministry of Health.

The Ministry says the man has to date not displayed any symptoms since his arrival in the country.

The entry test was conducted on day two of quarantine as part of Fiji’s standard border process.

He remains stable, and has been transferred to the isolation ward at the Lautoka Hospital as per standard protocol for confirmed cases.

The Ministry says the frontline border and quarantine staff who were directly involved with this patient will also be monitored and tested as and when necessary.

Fiji has now had 35 COVID-19 cases overall, and this new patient is Fiji’s only active COVID case.

The Health Ministry says this latest case poses no risk to the health and wellbeing of Fijians at large.