COVID SWABBED FOR DEPORTATION: Ahluwalias were swabbed for COVID by a native Fijian doctor when the couple were rounded up for deportation to Australia? How accurate were the COVID test results?
According to Fii Ministry of Health: COVID-19 TESTS WILL BE AVAILABLE TO INTERNATIONAL TRAVELERS FOR FJ$300 The Ministry of Health and Medical Service (MOHMS) advises that people travelling out of Fiji and foreigners coming into the country can now have COVID-19 swab tests done upon request. People travelling out of the country will have to apply for a COVID-19 swab test. Approval will be through the Office of the Permanent Secretary for Health and Medical Services. These travellers will have to produce their travel itinerary and the biodata page of their passport to confirm they will be travelling before the test approval is granted. As per the recent Government Gazette, the cost of the test is FJ$300.00, payable after approval is granted. This will be applied only in certain circumstances, for example, for non-citizens entering the country, as well as people who want to travel overseas but need to be tested as a requirement for entry into other countries. The swabs will then be sent to the Fiji Centre for Communicable Diseases for testing. Test results will be provided within 48 hours after the swabbing. The Ahluwalias were detained around midnight, SWABBED, and driven to Nadi Airport and then deported to Australia the next morning at 10am.
"We were ushered into a three car procession, driving over 120km/hr to Nadi. Initially they wanted us to travel in separate vehicles. Divide and conquer maybe? We were not given any details about what was to happen next. Our car blew a tyre while going at high speeds and had to change cars during the trip.."