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Police confirm investigation into alleged Covid-19 breach

Saturday 14 May 2022 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Crime, National

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Police confirm investigation  into alleged Covid-19 breach
PHOTO: COOK ISLANDS POLICE

An alleged Covid-19 breach involving a positive case who boarded an Aitutaki bound plane in Rarotonga is in the hands of police.

The alleged breach on April 22 involved a positive case tested at Rarotonga airport, who boarded a flight to Aitutaki. 

Cook Islands News understands Te Marae Ora was investigating the matter while the Arenikau Taskforce had been looking into the matter as the person resides in their zone.

When Cook Islands News approached the Covid-19 task force in Aitutaki, all queries were referred to TMO.

On Friday, a TMO spokesperson said they understood a complaint about a person who allegedly flew to Aitutaki after receiving a positive result from a pre-departure RAT test in Rarotonga was currently with the Cook Islands Police.

Cook Islands Police spokesman Trevor Pitt confirmed an alleged breach is being investigated.

Cook Islands News has previously asked why the investigation was launched, what action had been taken, how many people were allegedly involved, who had been spoken to about it, and whether it could confirm rumours that a government official was involved, and if they had been in the company of Prime Minister Mark Brown, and if so, whether the PM been exposed to and tested for Covid-19.