COVID-19 positive

Tongan USP student tests COVID positive in Fiji

Minister of Education Hu’akavameiliku told Parliament yesterday that the person is in stable condition.

Kaniva News reports however, he gave no further details.

Fiji reported 312 new positive COVID-19 cases and four deaths as at 8am yesterday (Tuesday).

This is the highest number of cases in a 24-hour period since the second wave of COVID-19 cases began on 19 April this year.

There are currently 3306 active cases.


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Sydney COVID-19 case flew to Wellington last weekend

The New South Wales health authority issued an alert late on Tuesday about two flights between Wellington and Sydney linked to the case.

It said passengers who were on one flight into Wellington, and one flight back to Sydney last weekend, are considered close contacts of a COVID-19 case.

The flights were Qantas QF163, which left Sydney at 7.05pm on Friday 18 June and landed in Wellington at 12.12am on Saturday; and Air New Zealand NZ247, which left Wellington at 10.13am on Monday 21 June, arriving in Sydney at 11.33am.

Tongan national in Fiji border quarantine facility tests COVID-19 positive

The 22-year-old travelled with his 23-year old colleague who was also registered positive for the virus on 29 April by health authorities in Fiji.

Both travelers were returning home from Guyana in South America.

They transited via Auckland, New Zealand and arrived in Nadi on the last inbound commercial passenger flight on 22 April as Fiji stopped international travel after COVID-19 cases were confirmed.

Head of Health Protection at Fiji’s Ministry of Health, Dr Alisha Sahu Khan confirmed the border quarantine case in a press conference this evening.

Tongan national tests COVID-19 positive in Fiji

The 23-year-old passenger travelled from Guyana in South America and was returning home to Tonga.

He was on the last flight into Fiji from Auckland on 22 April after authorities stopped all international flights.

The border quarantine case is one of five new COVID-19 cases announced by Fiji’s Permanent Secretary for Health, Dr James Fong this evening.

The traveler is in quarantine in Nadi.

Another man who travelled from Papua New Guinea has also tested positive for COVID-19.

Worker at Auckland Airport tests positive, plus one historical case

In a statement, the ministry said the usual protocol of isolating the case, interviewing them and tracing their contacts and movements was under way.

There are no new cases of Covid-19 in the community today.

The ministry said more information would be provided later today and the case would be included in tomorrow's totals.

The historical case was a recent returnee from Somalia via UAE who was tested on day 12 of their stay, but was considered recovered, the ministry said.

110 Fijian peacekeepers deployed overseas test Covid-19 positive

Rear Admiral Viliame Naupoto, says they are all receiving treatment and will be allowed to complete their deployment once they recover.

He told FBC that 90 troops in Iraq and 20 in Sinai who tested positive have to be quarantined.

Naupoto says 41 peacekeepers in Iraq have almost completed their isolation period and are about to return to active duty.

According to the military, deployments will continue with all personnel receiving the necessary vaccine pre departure and upon arrival at their mission stations.

476 Fijians are deployed in six missions.

Fijian soldier in Iraq who died of heart attack tested Covid-19 positive

The deceased was identified as senior nurse Warrant Officer Tomasi Dau Saumadu.

José Luis Díaz of the UN Peacekeeping Strategic Communications Department said the soldier was with the United Nations Guard Unit (UNGU) and died on March 30 in Baghdad.

“The cause of death is believed to be cardiac arrest,” he told the Fiji Times.

“As of April 2, having conducted extensive testing, we can confirm that within the Baghdad-based UNGU, there were 90 positive cases (there are 372 UNGU members).

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp reminds Salah about conduct

The 28-year-old was reportedly seen dancing at his brother's wedding.

Salah, who is self-isolating, will miss Sunday's game against league leaders Leicester and is likely to miss the Champions League tie against Atalanta.

Klopp said Salah was back on Friday and the pair's relationship was "fine".

The German added: "He is in a good place. He feels well.

"There is nothing to say in public about all the things I talk to my players about but I can say in the summer I was in Germany and a friend moved his birthday party because I was there.

Actor Antonio Banderas tests positive for COVID-19

Banderas, star of The Mask of Zorro, Spy Kids, the Shrek series and dozens of other films, is in quarantine.

"I want to make the news public that today, August 10th, I am forced to celebrate my 60th birthday in quarantine, having tested positive for the COVID-19 illness caused by the coronavirus," Banderas said on Twitter.

"I'd like to add that I'm feeling relatively well, just a bit more tired than usual, and confident that I will recover as soon as possible," Banderas said, adding that he had reached 60 "full of desire and aspirations".

Westbrook tests positive for COVID-19

Westbrook revealed the news on social media. He was not on the team plane when the Rockets traveled to Florida last week, where the NBA will resume play later this month at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Fellow guard James Harden and recent addition Luc Mbah a Moute also were not aboard the flight.