NZ quarantine work tests positive after having sore throat for days

A hotel quarantine worker has tested positive for coronavirus in the New Zealand city of Auckland today.

Health authorities over there have confirmed that a 24-year-old man returned a positive result after getting tested on Tuesday.

They also reported having a sore throat for the last four days.


The Grand Millennium Hotel worker is now undergoing urgent repeat testing so that authorities can better understand the infection.

Investigations are also underway to determine whether or not there’s been any community transmission, but early reports suggest the man lives alone.

It’s also understood the man had not received a dose of the vaccination yet.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is set to provide more information later today.

It comes just a day after Ms Ardern confirmed the country would join the trans-Tasman travel bubble from April 19.

It’s prompted concerns by those wanting to cross the ditch that the bubble may burst before it’s even created.

Australia’s Health Minister Greg Hunt is also due to provide an update later today.