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Fiji reports 4 new imported COVID-19 cases

03 Mar 2021, 19:44 GMT+10

SUVA, March 3 (Xinhua) -- Fiji reported on Wednesday four new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of active COVID-19 cases to seven in the island nation.

According to a statement by Fiji's Ministry of Health, all four imported cases tested positive during routine quarantine testing, while undergoing mandatory 14-day quarantine in Nadi, Fiji's third largest city.

The first case is a 42-year-old female who travelled to Fiji from New Delhi, India, and arrived in Nadi on February 24. The second case is a 35-year-old male who travelled to Fiji from Bangalore, India transiting through New Delhi and arriving in Nadi on the same day.

The third and fourth cases are a 12-year-old male and a 55-year-old female who travelled together to Fiji from Sacramento, the United States, arriving in Nadi from Auckland, New Zealand on February 25 this year.

Currently, the four cases have been isolated at Lautoka hospital, about 24 kilometers north of Nadi.

Fiji has had 63 COVID-19 cases in total, with 54 recoveries and two deaths since its first case was reported on March 19 last year. The last 45 cases have been international travel associated cases detected in border quarantine. It has been 319 days since the last case was detected outside border quarantine on April 18 last year.

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