16 Mar 2020

Woman in New Caledonia placed in quarantine

4:32 pm on 16 March 2020

A woman in New Caledonia who arrived from France on Saturday has been placed in quarantine as a precaution to stop the importation of the coronavirus.

Noumea airport at La Tontouta New Caledonia

File photo. Photo: RNZ Walter Zweifel

The action was taken after the woman found out a person she was in contact with in France tested positive for Covid-19.

A statement said the woman had no symptoms and was not considered to be contagious.

However, she has been put in isolation at a special facility opened in Dumbea for two weeks.

New Caledonia has no recorded case of coronavirus.

Restrictions on movement in force in France have not been extended to New Caledonia.

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