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Wednesday 27 April 2022 | Written by Matthew Littlewood | Published in Health, National


Information on alleged  Covid-19 breach scarce

Cook Islands News understands Te Marae Ora is investigating a breach involving a positive case tested at Rarotonga, who boarded a flight to Aitutaki on Friday.

It is understood the Arenikau Taskforce is looking into the matter as the person resides in their zone.

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

However, TMO declined to respond to inquiries on Tuesday.

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

Aitutaki Mayor Tekura Bishop said he was unaware of the alleged Covid-19 breach, and that he would discuss the matter with TMO.

Nick Henry, general manager of Tamanu Beach Resort in Aitutaki, also had not heard about the matter.