September 20, 2020

Fijian Government to cater for cost of quarantine

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Fiji currently has 17 confirmed cases of COVID-19. The Government remains on the highest alert level and will advise the public as soon as possible if more cases are found.

The Fijian Ministry of Health and Medical Services wishes to clarify that the Fijian Government will cover the costs for those individuals who will be kept at the government designated quarantine facilities upon their arrival into the country.

Anyone coming into the country through the Nadi International Airport is taken to designated hotels for a 28 day quarantine period straight from the airport under the strict supervision of the health officials.

The Fijian Government continues to pay for the accommodation and meals of Fijians coming from abroad for their full 28 days of quarantine.

This is a measure taken by the Fijian Government to ensure that there is no spread of COVID-19, especially from those coming in from abroad who potentially could have been exposed to the virus.

No family members, friends and relatives are allowed to meet with those who are under quarantine at these hotels and the Ministry is urging them to strictly follow the measures put in place by the government.

The Fijian Government has accommodated 355 individuals for quarantine at these designated hotels since 28 March 2020 with 221 individuals currently under quarantine.

Fijians must remain on guard against COVID-19 and are advised to call toll free number 158 for any COVID-19 related information.

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The Symptoms of COVID-19 include:
•           fever
•           flu-like symptoms such as coughing, sore throat or headaches; or
•           difficulty breathing.

The Government of Fiji remains on the highest level of alert in response to this global pandemic. We know that finding cases early and isolating them quickly is key to containing this disease. As the symptoms of COVID-19 are very similar to many other respiratory illnesses (including the common cold and influenza) it is expected that the Ministry will continue to investigate more persons with relevant travel history and symptoms related to COVID-19.

What can you do?

The Fijian Ministry of Health and Medical Services wishes to strongly urge the public to not share rumours and misinformation, and to use credible sources for information on COVID-19:

Fijian Ministry of Health and Medical Services website:
www.health.gov.fj

Fijian Ministry of Health and Medical Services Facebook page:
www.facebook.com/MoHFiji/

World Health Organization (WHO) website:
www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public

The Fijian Ministry of Health and Medical Services is monitoring the developing situation and will provide updates regularly to the public.