Two siblings of newest Covid-19 case take a look at constructive

Security ramps up ahead of Covid-19 testing at Papatoetoe High School on 23 February.

2021-02-23 13:49:18

Two siblings of the most recent Covid-19 case from Papatoetoe Excessive College have additionally examined constructive.

Security ramps up ahead of Covid-19 testing at Papatoetoe High School on 23 February.

Picture: RNZ / Simon Rogers

Earlier in the present day, the Ministry of Well being mentioned an adolescent thought of to be a casual-plus contact of the group instances had examined constructive.

The Papatoetoe Excessive College pupil had not returned to highschool on Monday when it reopened, Minister of Covid-19 Response Chris Hipkins mentioned.

The brand new instances are the siblings of in the present day’s case – an adolescent and an toddler. The mother and father and a 3rd older sibling have returned destructive exams to date, the ministry mentioned in an announcement.

The household has been transferred to the Auckland quarantine facility.

The teenage sibling just lately completed faculty and has been working at Kmart Botany. They had been at work on Friday 19 February and Saturday 20 February between 4pm and 10pm.

The ministry mentioned it’s now a location of curiosity and anybody who was there at these occasions is taken into account an informal plus contact.

In case you are an informal plus contact, you’re suggested to instantly isolate at dwelling and name Healthline on 0800 358 5453 for recommendation on isolation timeframes and testing necessities.

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Thirty-one employees at Kmart have already been recognized as shut contacts and are isolating and being supplied with public well being recommendation.

Darkish Vapes at East Tamaki has additionally been recognized as a location of curiosity, with a go to on 19 February between 2.30pm and 4pm, and 20 February, between 7pm and eight.30pm.

The updated areas of curiosity could be discovered right here.

On the ministry’s web site, the recommendation is for informal plus contacts of those areas to isolate at dwelling for 14 days from date of publicity, have exams at day 5 and day 12 after publicity, name Healthline 0800 358 5453.

The ministry mentioned extra areas of curiosity for in the present day’s instances had been being investigated. The toddler doesn’t have childcare outdoors the house.

A testing centre was arrange on the faculty this afternoon and 672 exams had been performed in the present day.

Testing will likely be obtainable once more on the faculty tomorrow for many who had been unable to obtain it in the present day.

The ministry is advising everybody in a Papatoetoe Excessive College family should avoid work or another faculty, instructional facility or group setting (e.g. the grocery store or another place outdoors the house).

The college stays closed and no college students or employees will have the ability to return till suggested by a Medical Officer of Well being.

At this level, family members who aren’t college students or employees don’t should be retested, except they’ve signs or are requested to take action.

Additional updates on contact tracing and genome sequencing of in the present day’s earlier reported case could be obtainable tomorrow, the ministry mentioned.

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