17 Jan 2021

Women test postive for Covid-19 in Fiji after flight from Auckland

10:16 pm on 17 January 2021

Two women who flew from Auckland to Fiji have tested positive of Covid-19.

Lautoka Hospital.

The women are staying in a quarantine ward at Lautoka Hospital. Photo: Supplied/Fiji MOH

The Fijian health ministry said the two women, aged 49 and 58, arrived on flight NZ-492 on 24 December.

The ministry said they were asymptomatic and well when they arrived.

The pair tested positive for the novel coronavirus after undergoing final tests before they left the country's mandatory isolation facility in Nadi.

The two women have since been moved to an isolation ward at a hospital in Lautoka.

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