Thursday, October 28, 2021

Police locate woman who travelled to Northland with Covid case, in West Auckland

Police have located the woman who travelled to Northland with an individual who tested positive for Covid-19.

The woman was located at a West Auckland address this evening, a police spokeswoman said.

She had been taken into custody under section 70 of the Health Act and would be transported to an MIQ facility.

“Police are continuing to investigate this matter and will be following up with this individual,” the spokeswoman said.

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The woman travelled to Northland using a fake travel exemption document.

Until this evening police had struggled to locate the second woman.

The other woman remains in quarantine and has so far refused to help contact tracers.

This refusal has played a key part in returning Northland to a level 3 lockdown.

When asked why the identity of the first woman had not been revealed to help contact tracing, or whether she would be charged for infringements under the Health Act, the spokeswoman said police were investigating this matter and would be following up with this individual once they have completed their stay in quarantine.

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This article first show on www.stuff.co.nz Source link Author GERADEN CANN on date 2021-10-11 08:32:49

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