PRESS RELEASE

STATEMENT FROM THE PERMANENT SECRETARY FOR HEALTH

Last Updated on 2 months by Riaz Hassan

Date: November 30th 2020

Bula Vinaka.

Today we are announcing four new border quarantine cases of COVID-19. These are Fijian citizens who arrived at Nadi airport on flight NZ952 from Auckland on Thursday 26th November: a 28 year old female and 58 year old male who had travelled from Kenya, a 36 year old male travelling from Mali, and a 53 year old male travelling from France.

As with previous border quarantine cases, these four new cases were under strict border quarantine conditions from the time the flight into Nadi landed. This includes entering compulsory 14-day quarantine at a government designated quarantine facility- supervised by the Republic of Fiji Military Forces and the Ministry of Health and Medical Services. They are all in stable condition and have been transferred to the isolation unit at Lautoka hospital according to our standard protocol for confirmed cases.

With these new cases we now have 7 active border quarantine cases. And as I continue to emphasize: As long as our border quarantine and isolation unit infection prevention control protocols are upheld, there is no risk to the Fijian public from these new border quarantine cases.

Now at 226 days without a local case of COVID-19 in our communities, we continue to support and commend our frontline border and isolation unit staff as they protect Fiji from the pandemic.

More information on COVID-19 in Fiji is available at the Ministry of Health and Medical Services website: http://www.health.gov.fj/covid-19-updates