World News – AU – Watch Live: Ashley Bloomfield Provides Latest Covid-19 Update


There is a new community case of Covid-19 in New Zealand today, the Ministry of Health confirmed

Chief Health Officer Dr Ashley Bloomfield says case was caught early and risk is contained

Dr Bloomfield says the person is a man who works on ships that have been to the ports of Auckland and Port Taranaki

He returned a negative test on October 2, on Friday October 16 he developed respiratory symptoms, says Dr Bloomfield

« Because the person was tested on the day they were showing symptoms, the health ministry was able to self-isolate their close contacts, which is a good reminder to other New Zealanders of best practices, » says Dr Bloomfield

Dr Bloomfield said the man was in New Plymouth, working on a ship in the harbor, on Wednesday October 14 He was staying at a local motel and hotel on two different nights

The motel and hotel were asked to do a deep cleaning in the rooms they used and the staff were asked to be tested

The man is not believed to have had close contact with anyone at the motel and hotel, says Dr Bloomfield

The ship he worked on in New Plymouth is due to arrive in Napier today Public health units will be on hand to undergo testing upon arrival at port The Department of Health has been in contact with the ship and no member of staff is symptomatic, says Dr Bloomfield

He says the man returned to Auckland on Wednesday evening, he wasn’t at work Thursday, he was at home

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