Test Result From Recent Returnee

Test Result From Recent Returnee

The Ministry of Health can confirm an individual who had
been a guest at the managed isolation facility at the
Pullman Hotel and has been isolating at home in Hamilton
since 30 January has tested positive for
COVID-19.

All recent Pullman managed isolation guests
have been required to self-isolate for 5 days following
completion of their 14 days in managed isolation.

The
individual has been isolating at home in Hamilton since
leaving the Pullman on 30 January and had returned 3
negative tests prior to testing positive.

The case
reinforces the importance of the self-isolation and repeat
testing strategy we have adopted around people leaving
managed isolation at the Pullman.

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Based on our
current assessment of the circumstances around this case, we
consider the public health risk to be low and people in and
around Hamilton should not be alarmed.

We are
continuing to gather information which will be made
available at 1pm, when Dr Caroline McElnay, Director of
Public Health, will be available to speak to the media at
the Ministry of Health in Wellington around today’s
result.

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