Two Managed Isolation Returnees test positive after leaving facility

Two Managed Isolation Returnees test positive after leaving facility

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The Ministry of Health issued a notice to thisquality that two further returnees who completed their managed isolation in the same facility as the Northland Community Case are now under investigation.

They both returned a positive test for COVID-19, but the infections are yet to be confirmed if they are historical or recent.

Urgent testing is being carried out accordingly as a result of the positive tests.

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“The two people are asymptomatic and have already completed their managed isolation and previously returned two negative tests,” said the Ministry.

Currently, the two who are positive are self-isolating at home.

“As a precaution, Public Health staff are checking details with the individuals about their movements since they left managed isolation to identify close and casual contacts if contact tracing is required.”

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