Ministry gives an update on Man who tested positive for COVID-19 in Auckland after a flight from Christchurch

Ministry gives an update on Man who tested positive for COVID-19 in Auckland after a flight from Christchurch

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The Ministry gave an update to media this afternoon on the case of the man who left a managed isolation facility in Christchurch having returned negative tests for COVID-19 and then returning a positive result in Auckland after having another test.

86 people were on the charter flight from Christchurch to Auckland. All of the contacts were contacted and now are either in the process of being tested or have been tested. 63 people so far have returned a negative test.

Contact Tracers tacked the history of the man’s positive result and how he became infected, “we can update that one of two remaining cases from his earlier Delhi-Fiji flight has now been sequenced and been shown to be a close match.  The second result is still pending,” said the Ministry.

The Ministry is continuing to investigate how his infection may have come about.

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