New Zealand authorities have confirmed that an airport worker has tested positive, just 24 hours after the first flights from Australia arrived.
The nation’s Ministry of Health reported the case this morning, saying that rapid contact tracing was now underway.
At the moment, not much information has been confirmed about the infection. Only that it is understood to have been an Auckland airport worker.
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“The usual protocol of isolating the case, interviewing them, and tracing their contacts and movements is underway.
“More information will be provided later today and this case will be included in tomorrow’s totals,” a statement from NZ Ministry of Health reads.
It comes on day two of the trans-Tasman bubble after more than 1,800 Australians touched down in the country without having to quarantine.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says that the person was fully vaccinated, and the infection was picked up as part of routine testing.
Ms Ardern went on to say that she had not spoken directly to Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, but that her Health Minister was in touch with his Australian counterpart.