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COVID-19: Fiji Records New COVID-19 Case After 80 Days

A 66-year-old man, travelling from India has tested positive for the virus.
06 Jul 2020 14:11
COVID-19: Fiji Records New COVID-19 Case After 80 Days

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

A 66-year-old man, travelling from India has tested positive for the virus.

This was confirmed by the Acting Permanent Secretary for Health Dr James Fong during a press conference in Suva today.

A border-quarantine case is one which has been identified to be securely contained with stringent border control measures and it carries no risk to the outside community.

“It carries no risk of entering the community,” Dr Fong said.

On July 4, 2020, the Ministry of Health and Medical Services personnel detected COVID-like symptoms on a 66-year-old man who had returned from India.

“He had gone to India for medical purposes and was detected with symptoms on day 3 of his mandatory 14-day quarantine period,” Dr Fong said.

He was tested and registered a positive COVID-19 test result last night, he has since then been securely and hygienically transported to Nadi Hospital where he will be kept in isolation. He is in stable condition.

His son who travelled with him from India is also in isolation in Nadi Hospital. The son does not display any symptoms regardless, we have tested him and expect results tomorrow.

The gentleman and the son arrived in Fiji on July 1, 2020. From the moment of their arrival, they have remained under careful medical supervision.

They travelled from India on board a flight with 107 passengers, these passengers remain securely in quarantine. All of them have been tested for the virus.

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