COVID-19: Fiji records another border quarantine case

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Permanent secretary of Health, Dr James Fong at a press conference in Suva. Picture: JONACANI LALAKOBAU/FT FILE

Fiji now has six border quarantine cases of COVID-19.

Acting Permanent Secretary for Health, Dr James Fong in a statement yesterday said the latest patient is a 64-year-old female Fijian citizen who arrived on repatriation flight GA7280 from New Delhi, which arrived in Nadi on Thursday, August 27, 2020.

Dr Fong says as with all prior border quarantine cases, this patient has been under strict border quarantine conditions since arrival into Nadi.

This includes compulsory 14-day quarantine at a government-designated quarantine facility under supervision from the Republic of Fiji Military Forces and the Ministry of Health and Medical Services.

“She is in stable condition and has been transferred to the isolation ward at the Lautoka Hospital as per standard protocol for confirmed cases.”

Dr Fong said this is the third border quarantine case confirmed among the passengers on board this repatriation flight.

Meanwhile all six cases are being treated in isolation at either the Nadi or Lautoka hospitals.