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COVID-19: Fiji Records 9th COVID-19 Border Quarantine Case

The 9th case is a 50-year-old female, part of the same repatriated Fijian citizen flight from India that arrived in Fiji on July 1st.
20 Jul 2020 16:40
COVID-19: Fiji Records 9th COVID-19 Border Quarantine Case

Fiji recorded a new COVID-19 case today, bringing the total number of border quarantine cases to nine.

This was announced by the Acting Permanent Secretary for Health Dr James Fong today.

The 9th case is a 50-year-old female, part of the same repatriated Fijian citizen flight from India that arrived in Fiji on July 1st.

“Like the eight border quarantine cases announced since July 6th this latest case is a repatriated Fijian citizen from the flight from India that arrived on July 1st, and she is also the wife of one of the earlier announced border quarantine cases from this flight,” Dr Fong said.

“When her husband tested positive they were both moved from the government designated quarantine facility to the isolation facility at Lautoka Hospital.

“She had tested negative on the first round of testing conducted for all passengers, but tested positive during the second round of testing.”

As she is close contact of a known case it is not unexpected that she has also tested positive. She remains at the isolation facility at Lautoka Hospital and is currently asymptomatic.

Dr Fong said that the rest of the passengers from the flight tested negative for COVID-19 during the second round of testing in Fiji.

“This means they all registered three negative COVID-19 test results – one before departure from India, the second soon after arrival into Fiji, and the third by the end of the mandatory 14-day quarantine period,” he said.

All the passengers on the flight were kept under strict border quarantine conditions from the moment they arrived, including completing 14 days quarantine in government designated quarantine facilities, where they are supervised by the Republic of Fiji Military Forces and screened daily for symptoms by staff from the Ministry of Health and Medical Services. They were cleared and released at the end of the 14-day quarantine period.

This case has brought the total number of COVID-19 cases in Fiji to 27.

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