23 Mar 2020

Covid-19: Rest home in lockdown after positive test

From Morning Report, 7:21 am on 23 March 2020

An Auckland rest home remains in lockdown this morning after a staff member tested positive for Covid-19.

All residents at Ellerslie Gardens Lifecare have been isolated until one o'clock tomorrow afternoon as a precaution.

The carer worked two night shifts, the week after returning from overseas travel on March the 10th - before new self-isolation rules were introduced on March 16th.

They had no symptoms at the time of working.

Norah Barlow is chief executive of Heritage Lifecare Group.

She speaks to Corin Dann.