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COVID-19: Fiji Records 4th Confirmed Case In Suva

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24 Mar 2020 15:33
COVID-19: Fiji Records 4th Confirmed Case In Suva

Fiji’s fourth case of COVID-19 is a 28-year-old man.

Like the first patient, Fiji’s fourth case was transmitted while he was travelling abroad.

There were 26 other people on the same flight –– flight FJ 1916 –– from Sydney to Nadi on Saturday, March 21st.

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama said the patient went from the airport straight to his flat in Suva, where he immediately self-quarantined.

“On Sunday night, while he was still self-quarantined, he developed mild symptoms –– a sore throat, and then a cough. Recognising the warning signs of COVID-19, he contacted the Ministry of Health via the dedicated hotline, and a rapid response team was immediately dispatched to his home, where he was examined and tested. The patient then remained in self-quarantine until the test for COVID-19 returned positive.

“After the test was confirmed, an ambulance transported the patient securely and hygienically to our Central Division isolation ward at Navua Hospital. Separate ambulances then transported all members of his household to the Navua Hospital isolation ward, even though their contact with this patient was limited and they currently display no symptoms. They all remain isolated at the hospital, where they pose zero risk to the public.”

 

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