Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Tonga case under investigation

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.

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