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Suspected measles case sees game cancellation

November 18, 2019 6:37 am

A suspected case of measles has been reported among the Tongan Women’s 15’s team which is in Fiji for the Oceania Rugby Championship.

As a result, the game between Australia A and Tonga that was scheduled to kick off at 1pm today in Lautoka has been cancelled.

In a statement released overnight, Oceania Rugby confirms a member of the Tonga Women’s XV team yesterday reported to the Ministry of Health and Oceania Rugby that she may have measles.

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Consultations between Fiji’s Health Ministry and Oceania Rugby yesterday has led to the decision to cancel the Australia A and Tonga Women’s XVs today to prevent any possible risks.

Oceania Rugby Tournament Management and Medical Officials have been advised by the Ministry of Health to adhere to the Fiji Public Health Act, and to follow the required testing and quarantine processes to prevent any widespread contamination.

 

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