There are currently 5 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Fiji. The Government will advise the public as soon as possible should this change.

A Virgin Airways flight (F70/VHNKQ) from Brisbane, Australia with 21 Fijian citizens and cargo containing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other equipment will arrive at the Nadi International Airport at 3pm this afternoon.

Any passengers showing symptoms of COVID-19 on arrival will be transferred to an isolation facility.

The Fijian Ministry of Health and Medical Services with relevant government agencies will place all passengers without symptoms from this flight under a strict 14-day quarantine period at designated sites near the Nadi International Airport. They will be assessed and monitored daily by a medical team.

During their time in quarantine, the passengers will not be permitted to leave their rooms and meals will be delivered by room service. They will not receive any visitors.

Staff at the designated sites have received training on COVID-19 prevention and will be provided with appropriate PPE. Measures have been taken to ensure there will be minimal interaction between the passengers and site staff.

The same measures will be applied to passengers who are expected on a flight from New Zealand tomorrow (29 March 2020).

The Fijian Ministry of Health acknowledges the assistance by the Australian Government in providing PPE and equipment that will be used in the response to COVID-19. This will be distributed for use at health facilities throughout Fiji.