- Jul 16, 2015
Wonder if the person they caught it from was just transiting NZ? Also wondering if there is an obligation to test those people given 2 older people now have it and are at risk.
Two Auckland women test positive in Fiji border quarantine
Two Fijians who arrived from New Zealand last month are the latest confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Fiji, and both are in border quarantine.
The Health Ministry said the pair - aged 75 and 57 and who live in Auckland - arrived at Nadi Airport on a repatriation flight from Auckland on November 19.
It was likely they contracted the virus on the flight from New Zealand as "they were both seated near a person who tested positive in border quarantine", the ministry said.
Why is it called community case when it seems to have been overseas acquired? I know there is community risk.
Probable (since confirmed) case of COVID-19 in a returnee
Media release by NZ Health24 January 2021
The person started developing mild symptoms on 15 January and these progressively got worse. The person had a test taken on Friday 22 January and self-isolated at home.
A bit surprised it took a full week from symptom onset to testing, or am I missing something?
A positive is only as good as the day it was taken on.No, I don't think you are missing anything.
In Australia and in NZ the rate that people present for testing is probably pretty good.
However on the news the other evening there was a story going through the current situation and one statistic that stood out was that only 17% of symptomatic people got tested for Covid 19 (How they determined that they did not say). So she may well have been of the same mindset that getting tested is not important.
She only went for testing once the symptoms got worse. She may have assumed that as she was tested twice in quarantine that she was not positive.
Certainly which is why she did the wrong thing. She should have gone and gotten tested as soon as she had a symptom. You would imagine that NZ Quarantine would be advising all who leave quarantine of thatA positive is only as good as the day it was taken on.