4 new cases in MIQ; Niue moves to Alert Code Yellow tonight

Premier Dalton Tagelagi tonight addressed the country to inform that there are four new cases of Covid-19 detected from the tests conducted on the passengers from yesterday’s flight.

A total of 38 passengers arrived yesterday afternoon, thirty-six of the passengers were tested today. Four passengers returned positive PCR tests results. Two children under three years old were not tested and they are both asymptomatic.

The four cases in MIQ take Niue’s total Covid 19 cases to 5 since the first case was detected on the last flight on March 6th. The four cases are all double vaxxed and returned negative PCR pre-departure tests in New Zealand 72 hour prior to the flight as well as negative RAT tests on the day of the flight.

The frontline staff who worked at the airport yesterday are currently in isolation.

In accordance with the newly updated Covid Alert Level codes, tonight Premier Tagelagi informed the government’s decision to move alert levels from Code Blue to Code Alert Yellow.

Code Yellow means that there are positive cases in MIQ and the government’s action plan is to contain the virus at MIQ.

All government ministries, departments, and agencies, including schools, other education providers and businesses remain open as normal.

People are encouraged to use their RockSafe contact tracing app or keep a log of their whereabouts and listen to any government or health department advisories should there be an alert level change.

For now the island has moved from Alert Code Blue to Alert Code Yellow.

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