Otago Daily Times

Contact tracing


Within two days of being notified, officials had identified just 13 potential close contacts — and only four of them close ones.

The man had not come near other guests at The Devon or used any of the facilities, nor had he spent any time out and it had been caught early.

‘‘I do want to say that the person, because of the nature of his work, had taken a number of precaution­s to limit his contacts with others — and his actions have been very helpful in terms of limiting the risk of further spread.’’

Ken Rei, which was to have arrived in Napier that afternoon, never made it to dock — and instead remains

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