COVID-19 Update - 20 April 2020

FIJIAN GOVERNMENT TO CATER FOR COST OF QUARANTINE

Fiji currently has 17 confirmed cases of COVID-19. The Government remains on the highest alert level and will advise the public as soon as possible if more cases are found.

The Fijian Ministry of Health and Medical Services wishes to clarify that the Fijian Government will cover the costs for those individuals who will be kept at the government designated quarantine facilities upon their arrival into the country.

Anyone coming into the country through the Nadi International Airport is taken to designated hotels for a 28 day quarantine period straight from the airport under the strict supervision of the health officials.

The Fijian Government continues to pay for the accommodation and meals of Fijians coming from abroad for their full 28 days of quarantine.

This is a measure taken by the Fijian Government to ensure that there is no spread of COVID-19, especially from those coming in from abroad who potentially could have been exposed to the virus.

No family members, friends and relatives are allowed to meet with those who are under quarantine at these hotels and the Ministry is urging them to strictly follow the measures put in place by the government.

The Fijian Government has accommodated 355 individuals for quarantine at these designated hotels since 28 March 2020 with 221 individuals currently under quarantine.

 

Fijians must remain on guard against COVID-19 and are advised to call toll free number 158 for any COVID-19 related information.

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