COVID-19: Fiji Airways passengers from Singapore strongly advised to self-quarantine

Coronavirus health warning at the Nadi International airport. Picture: REINAL CHAND

Passengers who travelled into Fiji on Fiji Airways flight FJ360 from Singapore to Nadi on March 22, 2020, are strongly advised to observe 14 days self-quarantine and not call the COVID-19 helpline.

In a statement issued today, the Health Ministry advised that those passengers were not required to call the toll-free COVID-19 helpline to register their details.

“Social media posts requesting passengers to call the helpline were not issued nor endorsed by the ministry,” the ministry stated.

“Passengers on the flight are required to observe the 14 days of self-quarantine and are assured that their contact information is with the ministry and they will be visited by the Quarantine Enforcement Team.”

The ministry has assured members of the public that their contact tracing teams were monitoring Fijians who had been in direct contact with the recently confirmed cases and the third individual who travelled on flight FJ360.

“If any FJ360 passenger is experiencing the symptoms of COVID-19, only then are they required to call 158 for assistance.”

Fiji presently has seven confirmed cases of COVID-19.


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