16 Oct 2021

Third woman who travelled to Northland tests positive

3:02 pm on 16 October 2021

A third woman, who was with the two women who travelled to Northland, has tested positive for Covid-19.

The other women also tested positive for the coronavirus, and the Ministry of Health said all three are in a quarantine facility.

Medical staff member with mask and protective equipment holds Coronavirus nasal swabs test tubes at drive-through testing point in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

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In a statement, the ministry said the third woman was in Northland with the other two women.

"Public health officials have determined she wasn't infectious while she was in Northland between 2-8 October. Her infectious period has been determined as beginning after she returned to Auckland.

"Three household contacts and two other contacts have been identified by public health officials. These contacts follow a visit to a private home in Auckland and shared transport to the testing centre."