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COVID-19: Five New Border Quarantine Cases

This brings us to a total of eight border quarantine cases announced since July 6.
10 Jul 2020 15:49
COVID-19: Five New Border Quarantine Cases

The Ministry of Health and Medical Services confirmed five new border quarantine cases of COVID-19 today.

This was announced by the Acting Permanent Secretary for Ministry of Health and Medical Services Dr James Fong at a press conference in Suva this afternoon.

This brings us to a total of eight border quarantine cases announced since July 6, 2020.

“These five cases are all repatriated Fiji citizens, arriving from the same flight in India that landed in Nadi on July 1, 2020,” he said.

Dr James Fong said that the passengers followed strict border quarantine measures.

“The passengers in the flight have been kept under strict border quarantine measures from moment they arrive, including in government designated facilities, ” Dr Fong said.

Passengers were supervised by the Republic of Fiji Military Forces and screened by Ministry of Health staff.

Five quarantine cases announced today are:

  • 44-year-old male
  • 38-year-old female
  • 51-year-old male
  • 29-year-old female
  • 47-year-old male

One of them is the is the husband of the border quarantine case announced earlier.

Dr Fong said all of the patients are in stable condition except for one showing mild symptoms.

“They are all in stable condition and one of them has mild symptoms, but he remains quite well and is considered amongst the stable cases,” he said.

All of the patients have been transported securely to hospital isolation facilities in Nadi and Lautoka.

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