23 Feb 2021

Bowel movements may have caused Pullman Covid-19 outbreak

From Checkpoint, 5:47 pm on 23 February 2021

Airborne Covid-19 particles from bowel movements may have contributed to Auckland's Pullman Hotel outbreak.

Guests caught the virus from each other in the hotel last month, sparking a small community outbreak and widespread testing Auckand and Northland.

A Ministry of Health report into the outbreak says ventilation may have contributed, including from the toilets.

RNZ health correspondent Rowan Quinn reports.