SUVA, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) — Fiji reported two more imported COVID-19 cases on Sunday, bringing the total tally to 55 in the island nation.
According to a statement by Fiji’s health ministry on Sunday, one patient is a 49-year-old female and the other is a 58-year-old female, and both of them arrived in Fiji on a flight from New Zealand on Dec. 24 last year.
They tested positive during routine exit testing while undergoing mandatory quarantine in the Fijian government-designated border quarantine facilities in Nadi, the third-largest city of the island nation. Both are now isolated at the Lautoka hospital near Nadi.
The frontline border and quarantine staff who were directly involved with the cases have followed Fiji’s standard infection prevention and control protocols, and will be monitored and tested as necessary.
Fiji recorded its first case of COVID-19 on March 19 last year, and two deaths so far.
Currently, Fiji imposes a strict travel restriction for foreign visitors and a nationwide curfew remains effective from March 30 last year. Enditem
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