The Ministry of Health is investigating Tongan media reports of a positive COVID-19 result from a person who boarded a commercial flight to Tonga from Christchurch on Wednesday.
“The case retuned a negative pre-departure test before leaving New Zealand. They are fully vaccinated with the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine and had their second dose on 15 October,” the Ministry said in a statement today.
“They were tested in routine Day 0 testing yesterday and returned a positive result today.”
The Ministry, along with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, is working with officials in Tonga to confirm the case.