Covid-19: Airport worker tests positive

Covid-19: Airport worker tests positive

The ministry said Auckland Airport was the person's sole employer, and their role was non-public-facing.

The PM said the case was not related to the trans-Tasman bubble, which started yesterday.

The worker who tested positive had been cleaning planes arriving from red zone countries which turned out to carry infected passengers.

During her post-Cabinet press conference, Ms Ardern described the bubble with Australia as an "important milestone" in New Zealand's economic recovery.

Due to the nature of their work, they were part of a routine testing program. She reiterated people who are vaccinated can still get Covid-19 "but they won't get sick and they won't die".

But, a week later on the 19, they had tested positive.

The person in question was fully vaccinated against COVID in one of the earlier rounds of the campaign.

"If anyone develops symptoms they should stay at home, contact Healthline on 0800 358 5453 and get a test".

Australia until Tuesday recorded 910 deaths since it the pandemic began past year, while New Zealand has reported only 26.

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"The vaccine is 95 per cent effective at reducing symptomatic onset of doesn't mean people won't get it".

She said it is still possible to get COVID-19, but "it won't make you almost as sick and less likely to get really unwell".

The confirmation comes just a day after the transtasman bubble with Australia opened, allowing quarantine-less travel between the two countries.

"As vaccine rollouts happen, both here and elsewhere, that's what's going to happen".

Ms Ardern said she had not yet spoken to her Australian counterpart Scott Morrison yet, but that she didn't expect the case to affect the travel arrangement between the two countries.

The person was tested regularly because they worked in an area of high risk, Ardern said. I think Australia accepts that. "And it was their most recent test in which this case has been picked up", Ardern told media as reported by ABC News, saying that this showed how the protocols were working as the government had intended.

What does the new case mean for the bubble?

About 1,800 Australians flew to New Zealand on the first day of the bubble.

Despite showing leaks in the travel bubble, Ardern said both Australia and New Zealand expected to handle border cases and had systems in place to do that without closing off the long-awaited freedom of movement.

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