New COVID-19 border quarantine case for Fiji

Fiji has a new COVID-19 border quarantine case, a returnee from Kenya, Minister for Health and Medical Services (MHMS) Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete confirms.

The man, aged 57, arrived in Nadi last Saturday, 24 October on a repatriation flight from Nairobi which made stops in Dubai, Kuala Lumpur and Auckland.

Dr Ifereimi said the man has been under strict border quarantine conditions since arriving into Nadi.  This new case is Fiji’s only active COVID case

“He has not displayed any symptoms since his arrival in Fiji. The entry test was conducted on day two of quarantine as part of our standard border process,” Dr Ifereimi said.

 “Fiji has now had 34 COVID-19 cases overall. 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.”

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