Man in border quarantine tests COVID positive

This is a “border quarantine case” which was determined and safely included by rigid border defense procedures ensures the acting permanent secretary for health.

Fiji has validated a new case of coronavirus related to a current travel from India, ending an 80-day streak of no active cases.

The 66-year-old who returned from India was in his compulsory 14-day quarantine and was checked COVID-19 favorable last night.

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https://www.fbcnews.com.fj/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/060720KT-Fong2.mp3″ The child is not displaying any signs, regardless, we have actually tested him and his result is expected tomorrow. This latest case is the factor why we have bewared not to label Fiji as COVID-19 totally free. We think that as long as a nation welcomes back its own citizen, it can not reliably declare itself totally free of a virus.”

Dr Fong adds this new COVID-19 case is classified as a Border Quarantine Case and both the man and his boy are now in seclusion at the Nadi Hospital.

The Ministry of Health states they can not rely entirely on COVID-19 testing to figure out passengers COVID status and its vital for them to carefully keep track of those in quarantine for any advancement of symptoms.

Weve confirmed a border case of #COVID 19 among a returning resident while he was firmly in the boundaries of government-funded quarantine.
Thanks to our multilayered, RFMF-backed border defenses, this case presents zero threat to the general public.
No new regulations are required.
— Frank Bainimarama (@FijiPM) July 6, 2020

https://www.fbcnews.com.fj/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/060720KT-Fong1.mp3″ On the fourth of July the Ministry of Health and Medical Services workers identified COVID like signs in a 66-year-old man who had actually returned from India. He had one to India for medical treatments and was spotted to have symptoms on the 3rd day of his necessary 14-day quarantine. He was evaluated and signed up a positive COVID-19 test result last night and has actually since been firmly and hygienically carried to Nadi health center where he has been kept in seclusion.”

Acting Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Health Dr James Fong states the male returned from a medical procedure with his son and was travelling with 107 other travelers on the flight that made a stopover at Indonesia prior to flying to Fiji.

All other 107 travelers on the flight have actually been checked for the virus.

https://www.fbcnews.com.fj/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/060720KT-Sahukhan.mp3″ Anyone originating from India to Fiji requires to be checked prior to they get on the aircraft due to the fact that we designate that as a high threat country. You get evaluated a few days before you really board the plane so two things can happen; one, is that you could have the virus on your body currently but the levels of the virus might not be high enough for the test to find the virus. The other thing is from the time your sample is taken to get tested, there are a few days where the individuals are still in India.”

Head of Health Protection Dr Aalisha Sahukhan says the 107 guests were checked for COVID-19 in India prior to any of them board the plane.

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This newest case is the factor why we have actually been cautious not to identify Fiji as COVID-19 free. You get checked a couple of days before you in fact board the airplane so 2 things can take place; one, is that you could have the virus on your body already however the levels of the virus might not be high enough for the test to detect the infection. The other thing is from the time your sample is taken to get evaluated, there are a few days where the people are still in India.”

He had one to India for medical procedures and was discovered to have signs on the third day of his mandatory 14-day quarantine. He was tested and signed up a favorable COVID-19 test result last night and has given that been securely and hygienically carried to Nadi healthcare facility where he has actually been kept in seclusion.”