PRESS RELEASE

Media Release: New Border Quarantine Case of COVID-19

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

The Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) today is announcing one new border quarantine case of COVID-19. The patient is a 53-year-old male Fijian citizen who arrived in Nadi on Thursday 5th November 2020, on a repatriation flight from New Zealand. His Initial port of Origin was the United States of America.

As with all prior border quarantine cases, this latest patient has been under strict border quarantine conditions since arrival into Nadi, at which time he began compulsory 14-day quarantine at a government-designated quarantine facility under supervision from the Republic of Fiji Military Forces and the MHMS. He has not displayed any symptoms since his arrival in Fiji. The entry test was conducted on day 2 of quarantine as part of our standard border process.

Fiji has now had 35 COVID-19 cases overall, and this new case is Fiji’s only active COVID case. He remains in stable condition and has been transferred to the isolation ward at the Lautoka hospital as per standard protocol for confirmed cases. The frontline border and quarantine staff who were directly involved with this patient will all be monitored and tested as necessary.

Our border Health protection team continues to diligently enforce our border quarantine and infection control protocols, and therefore this border quarantine case continues to pose zero risks to the health and wellbeing of the Fijian public.

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