Bloomfield said there were four confirmed cases in one family acquired from an unknown source.
An Auckland man in his 50s was tested yesterday after having symptoms. He had no history of overseas travel and was tested a second time today. Both tests were positive.
Six other people were in his family, and three of them have tested positive. The other three tested negative.
Close contacts have been isolated for 14 days regardless of their test results. Casual contacts are also being isolated and cannot leave until they test negative.
Workers at the border are also being tested. . .
In response to this, Auckland is going back to level 3 at midday today for three days.
The rest of the country is in level 2 until midnight on Friday.
Not knowing the source of the infection is very concerning.
The DG of Health told us last week that community transmission was inevitable.
He’s been proved right – but why was it inevitable? What went wrong? Was it human error or a process failure?