Fiji’s second COVID-19 death is confirmed to be a 61-year-old man who arrived on a repatriation flight from Sacramento in the United States on the 6th of this month.

The Acting Permanent Secretary for Health, Dr. James Fong says the man contracted the virus while in the US.

He says the man arrived in Fiji from Sacramento on the 6th of this month where he was immediately taken into quarantine, and developed symptoms of COVID-19 after entering the Fijian border quarantine facility.

Dr. Fong says the man was then transferred to their isolation unit at Nadi Hospital.

Dr Fong has assured the public that the latest fatality does not pose a threat of community transmission.

He adds it has been 129 days since Fiji last recorded a community COVID-19 case.

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