This confirmation brings Fiji’s total number of active border quarantine cases to five.

Two Fijian men, aged 55 and 22, are the latest confirmed border quarantine cases of COVID-19 in the country.

This was confirmed by Acting Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Health and Medical Services Dr James Fong, yesterday.

This confirmation brings Fiji’s total number of active border quarantine cases to five.

Dr Fong said the men arrived from repatriation flight GA7280 from New Delhi to Fiji on August 27.

“Five of those passengers on the same flight went on to test positive for COVID-19 upon arrival at New Zealand,” Dr Fong said.

“As per our infection control protocols, all areas of Nadi International Airport accessible to passengers from that flight have been hygienically deep-cleaned,” he said.

“As per Fijian border quarantine protocols, all disembarking passengers from that flight were tested for the virus. Following the confirmation of cases in New Zealand, we did expect some test results to return positive.”

“All 83 other passengers on board the flight have returned negative results.”

He added that the frontline border staff that were directly involved in the arrival of the passengers on the flight had also tested negative for COVID-19.