Ministry of Health says Covid-19 weak positive Mariner on Ship docked in Bluff is Historical

Ministry of Health says Covid-19 weak positive Mariner on Ship docked in Bluff is Historical

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The Ministry of Health reported to thisquality that there was a possible case of Covid-19 reported as a mariner on a ship that is currently docked in Bluff, Southland.

After receiving a weak positive test for Covid-19, clinical experts assessed the link to be a historical infection before confirmation was conducted.

The person was tested before disembarking to receive medical treatment, which returned a high CT value.

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According to reports, the individual had been at sea for around twenty-five days. Public Health Units assessed the health risk as being negligible.

They remained on board the ship, which is docked, to undertake more testing and was later confirmed to be historical after a repeat swab was taken and processed which received a negative result and is not infectious.

The Mariner was permitted to leave the ship to access medical treatment.

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