Man, 53, is Fiji’s latest COVID-19 case

A 53-year-old man who arrived into Fiji last Thursday is the country’s new COVID-19 border quarantine case, and the only active case to date, local health officials say.

Originally from the United States of America, he flew into the country via a repatriation flight from New Zealand.

According to Fiji’s Ministry of Health, the man who is a Fiji citizen did not display any symptoms when he arrived, but returned a positive result when he was tested on day two of his 14-day quarantine.

He remains in stable condition, and has been transferred to the isolation ward at the Lautoka hospital, the ministry said in a statement.

“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.”

“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 risk to the health and wellbeing of the Fijian public.”

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