Crew from Mattina ship have delta variant of Covid-19

2021-07-22 15:08:24

Outcomes present 9 of the Covid-19 optimistic crew members aboard the Mattina container ship in Bluff have the extra infectious delta variant.

Group of viruses, computer illustration. (Photo by KATERYNA KON/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRA / KKO / Science Photo Library via AFP)

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Genome sequencing exhibits the variant is not linked to any beforehand confirmed Covid-19 instances in New Zealand, the Ministry of Well being stated.

There are fourteen contaminated folks in complete aboard the vessel, all of whom stay quarantining onboard.

The remaining three crew members, together with the captain, who’ve examined damaging have been taken away to quarantine individually.

The captain – who has to remain shut by in case of an emergency – is being put up in DHB-provided lodging.

The opposite two are being taken to a Christchurch-based quarantine facility.

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