The Acting Fijian Permanent Secretary of Health, Dr. James Fong hold a press conference this afternoon in relation to COVID-19.
The Ministry of Health says Fiji is well prepared for the likelihood of COVID cases developing among repatriating citizens.
Acting Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Health Dr James Fong says Fiji has the infrastructure, surveillance capabilities and local testing capacities to ensure “quarantine cases” at the border present zero risks to the general public.
Dr Fong says they’re confident that the stringent border protection protocols will ensure there’s no risk of COVID-19 entering our community.
A 66-year-old man who returned from a medical treatment in India has tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently under isolation at the Nadi Hospital.
This case is considered a ‘border quarantine case’ and he was travelling with his son and 107 other passengers on a repatriation flight to Fiji.
Meanwhile, the test result of the patient’s son is expected to be announced this afternoon
Stay with us for the important announcement.