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Second suspected covid case found at NZ port

Brent Melville
Mon, 19 Oct 2020

Brent Melville
Mon, 19 Oct 2020
A new positive covid-19 test result is suspected at Port of Tauranga today for a crew member off a cargo vessel that arrived in port over the weekend.It was not announced in today's Ministry of Health daily report on live covid cases, despite being picked up yesterday.Port of Tauranga chief executive Mark Cairns told BusinessDesk that assuming the case turned out to be positive, picking up a second covid result in as many days at a port was proof that maritime border controls and shore leave protocols were working.The crewman was working on...

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