Omicron-Infected Fijians ‘Now Non-Infectious’

 Dr Fong Reveals The Two Patients Have Completed Isolation And Are No Longer Likely To Spread Infection
16 Dec 2021 10:33
 Omicron-Infected Fijians ‘Now Non-Infectious’

The two Fijians who tested positive with the Omicron variant of the COV­ID-19 virus have completed isolation and have been rendered non-infectious.

This was revealed by the Permanent Sec­retary for Health and Medical Services, Dr James Fong yesterday.

A person rendered non-infectious is no longer likely to spread infection.

Minister for Health and Medical Services Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete said the two main­tained a very stable condition through their isolation period which was a positive sign noting that they were both fully vaccinated.

The two Fijians had returned to Fiji the same day the discovery of the Omicron var­iant was announced internationally.

They had tested negative for COVID-19 be­fore departure from Fiji and before they left Nigeria. The case was noted on a day four test while in quarantine at a designated Government quarantine facility.

The duo’s test results were sent to the Ministry of Health and Medical Services’ partner laboratory in Australia with results received on Sunday, December 5.



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