Oceania rugby game cancelled after suspected measles case in Tonga Women’s team

Oceania Rugby has cancelled the opener between Tonga and Australia A after a Tongan player reported suspected symptoms of measles.

A statement released by Oceania Rugby said on Sunday 17 November, a member of the Tonga Women’s XV team was reported to the Fiji Ministry of Health & Medical Services and Oceania Rugby to have suspected symptoms of measles.

“In light of the widespread outbreak of measles in the region – Samoa, Tonga, Australia, New Zealand and now Fiji have recorded significant cases.”

“As a consequence, consultations between the Fiji Ministry of Health & Medical Services, and Oceania Rugby on Sunday 17 November, has led to the decision to cancel the second game of Round One today, between: Australia A and Tonga Women’s XVs at 1.00pm (Fiji Time) on Monday 18 November to prevent any possible risks.”
Oceania Rugby Tournament Management and Medical Officials have been advised by the Fiji Ministry of Health & Medical Services to adhere to the Fiji Public Health Act, and to follow the required Testing and Quarantine Processes to prevent any widespread contamination.
An updated Draw for Round 2 the Oceania Rugby Women’s Championships will be confirmed and released on Monday 18 November 2019 following the results of the initial blood tests done on Sunday.


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