Based on the result tests, the Ministry of Health and Medical Services announced five new border quarantine cases of COVID-19.
This brings to a total of eight border quarantine cases announced since Monday, 6th July –– all are repatriated Fijian citizens arriving off the same flight from India that landed in Nadi on July 1st.
The Acting Permanent Secretary for Health and Medical Services Dr. James Fong says all the passengers on the flight have been kept under strict border quarantine conditions from the moment they arrived, including in government-designated quarantine facilities where they are supervised by the Republic of Fiji Military Forces and screened daily by staff from the Ministry of Health and Medical Services.
“The five border quarantine cases announced today are a 44-year-old male, 38-year-old female, 51-year-old male, 29-year-old female, and a 47-year-old male. “
One is the husband of a border quarantine case announced earlier this week.
Four of the cases have no symptoms, and one has mild symptoms. All have been securely transferred to the Nadi or Lautoka Hospital isolation facilities.
Dr Fong re-emphasized that so long as our border quarantine and infection prevention control protocols are upheld there is no risk to the Fijian public from these latest border quarantine cases.
The protocols to prevent transmission between the latest border quarantine cases and the support staff in the quarantine facilities have been upheld – there has been no breach.
The process to replicate these quarantine conditions is extremely strict, with RFMF and MoHMS surveillance taking place directly at the home quarantine site.