Passengers in compulsory quarantine since May 21 in New Caledonia have not had an adapted meal as seemed possible according to the information provided before this confinement. Diet specificities that are important, testifies one of them.
Medriko Peteisi (Françoise Tromeur)
Posted on June 1, 2021 at 12:51 p.m., updated June 1, 2021 at 12:59 p.m.
* Marie’s gluten intolerance was remembered during her hotel fortnight. The Caledonian returning to the country for compelling reasons had yet specified her health problem in the forms that were given to her – two before the flight and one on landing, she said.
When we have the government’s authorization, it sends us a form to fill out, in which we must specify whether we have medical problems, if we are undergoing treatment, if we have a chronic disease, if we have special diets. There are vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, lactose-free …
Disillusionment once at the hotel
But upon arrival at the hotel, * Marie learns, with the other passengers, that they will not have meals corresponding to specific diets. At least during the long weekend. She has no choice but to eat what is brought to her. The consequences are not long in coming.
I started having digestive symptoms, which I know, and ENT symptoms that start after several days of ingesting gluten: rhinitis, sinusitis, headache and sore throat. I told the doctors about it and they did a PCR test, suddenly.
Helped out by a friend
Her anti-Covid-19 test turns out to be negative, and a friend supplies * Marie with some fresh products, to help her out. The fourteen-day-old resident also regrets a lack of information on the dishes prepared. When NC the 1st collected this testimony, her meals had still not been adapted. The government, which we contacted, claims to have never been aware of this situation.
* Marie is an assumed name, the person wished to remain anonymous