Prime Minister Mark Brown, seen here announcing one-way travel bubble into New Zealand earlier this month, is monitoring developments in NZ after a new community case of Covid-19 was confirmed over the weekend. 21011409
Following a confirmed community Covid-19 case in Northland New Zealand, Te Marae Ora is keeping in daily contact with the New Zealand Ministry of Health and will implement further measures as required if the situation changes.
Prime Minister Mark Brown yesterday reassured the Cook Islands people that
every person who has arrived in Rarotonga since January 13 2020 will by Monday
morning have been tested at least twice for Covid-19.
time ago the New Zealand COVID Recovery Minister Chris Hipkins confirmed the
community case in Northland is the South African strain,” PM Brown said.
that the source of the infection is highly likely to be a fellow returnee
during the person’s stay at the Pullman Hotel in Auckland.
Minister Hipkins said, this is good news as it means they now know where the
source of infection is.”
Prime Minister said what is also known is that the infected person upon leaving
managed isolation on January 13 was incredibly vigilant with her use of the
Covid contract tracing app and scanning everywhere she went.
of this, New Zealand authorities have been able to rapidly identify where she
had been in the days leading up to her taking the test, he said.
we are not aware that any people who arrived this last week were in Northland,
here is the list of venues of interest as released by the New Zealand Health
PM Brown said.
precautionary move, Te Marae Ora on Sunday tested all 40 passengers who arrived
on Friday’s flight. All test results came back negative.
those passengers who arrived on January 15 and 19 all provided negative tests
results before departing New Zealand.
who arrived on January 15 were swabbed last week and those swabs were sent to
New Zealand yesterday and the handful of passengers who arrived on Tuesday will
be tested tomorrow.
Ora is keeping in daily contact with the New Zealand Ministry of Health and
will implement further measures as required if the situation changes.
updates will be provided once additional tests results are received.