10 Jul 2020

Five more Covid-19 cases are confirmed in Fiji quarantine

3:40 pm on 10 July 2020
Lautoka Hospital.

Lautoka Hospital. Photo: Supplied/Fiji MOH

Five new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Fiji, all of them in border quarantine.

They include a 44-year-old man, a 38-year-old woman, a 51-year-old man, a 29-year-old woman and a 47-year-old man.

The acting permanent secretary of health, James Fong, said one of them is the husband of one of the three patients confirmed earlier this week.

He said all eight cases were caught in border quarantine and there's no threat to the community.

Dr Fong said they are all stable in isolation at Nadi and Lautoka hospitals.

All eight people were passengers on the same repatriation flight from India, which arrived in Nadi on Saturday.

He said everyone on that flight was tested when they arrived in Fiji and they all remain in quarantine.

He said support staff at the hospitals are also being tested.