15 May 2020

As it happened: Covid-19 updates from NZ and around the world

5:36 pm on 15 May 2020

Auckland's Marist College - which has been at the centre of one of the country's biggest clusters of covid-19 cases - will reopen on Monday.

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Principal Raechelle Taulu said the school had confidence in the physical distancing, hygiene and wellbeing measures that have been put in place.

One further case of Covid-19 linked to the school has been confirmed today, bringing the total number of cases to 96.

The person had a weak positive result and is no longer deemed to be infectious.

However, parents have been told the person will stay home as a precaution until they return a negative test.

Earlier this month, students, staff and parents were offered free Covid-19 tests.

So far, more than 900 tests have been completed.

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