COVID-19: Fiji records 6 new border quarantine cases

Ministry of Health permanent secretary Dr James Fong at the press conference in Suva today - Thursday, April 22, 2021. Picture: FIJI GOVT

Fiji has recorded six new border quarantine cases of COVID-19.

Ministry of Health permanent secretary Dr James Fong noted this at the press conference yesterday afternoon saying one of the six cases is a 38-year-old gentleman who arrived from Malaysia on April 8, 2021.

“The other five are members of a family that arrived on April 8 from the Philippines, two other members of the same travelling family had tested positive during entry testing; this was announced on April 17,” Dr Fong said.

“All of these individuals tested negative on arrival,” he said.

“They did not test positive until the very end of their quarantine period.

“This is compatible with what the science tells us, that this virus can take up to 14 days to present itself, which is why we use that two-week timeframe as our containment window.”

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