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New border quarantine case of COVID-19 recorded

February 3, 2021 4:43 pm
Fiji has recorded a new border quarantine case of COVID-19. [File Photo]

Fiji has recorded a new border quarantine case of COVID-19.

The 48-year-old male travelled on a flight from Jakarta, Indonesia arriving in Nadi on January 27th.

The flight departed from New Delhi in India with stops in Jakarta and Port Moresby, before arriving in Fiji.

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The Ministry of Health says the man tested positive during routine testing in quarantine.

He has been transferred to the isolation ward at Lautoka hospital.

A 25-year-old female in border quarantine has also returned a weak positive during routine exit testing.

She had travelled from Dublin Ireland, arriving in Nadi from Kuala Lumpur on January 20th.

She tested negative in subsequent tests after recovery, including a pre-departure test before arriving in Fiji, and during day 3 border quarantine testing.

The woman currently has no symptoms but as a precaution, has been transferred to the isolation ward.

Fiji has now had 56 cases in total, with 1 active case, 53 recoveries and 2 deaths.

A total of 26,510 laboratoryCOVID-19 tests have been conducted to date, with a daily average of 154 tests per day over the last 7 days, and a weekly average of 1,179 tests over the last 2 weeks.

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