Island moves back to Covid-19 Alert Code Yellow
Niue moved from National Covid-19 Alert Code Red to Alert Code Yellow last night at 6pm.
Since the island detected its first community case on July 30th, no new cases of community cases have been detected.
According to a government press release yesterday, “there is currently no community transmission of COVID-19 in Niue, and all active cases are contained in isolation.”
In addition to the results from the nationwide RATs testing campaign held last Saturday, health and government officials are confident that there is no community transmission.
Director General for Health and Social Services Gaylene Tasmania says, “COVID is still in Niue and is contained. The Niue Health Department and other partners have worked hard to contain this community outbreak and will do so if future outbreaks occur.”
In Alert Code Yellow, local cases exist in Niue but are all controlled and with no community transmission.
There are no restrictions to public movement and social gatherings but health and government officials encourage members of the public to track everywhere you go with the RockSafe contact tracing app.
All businesses and government departments remain open but are also advised to follow health and safety protocols for Covid-19. Wear a mask, maintain good personal hygiene, practice social distancing, stock up on PPE and essential resources, be prepared for alert level changes and keep up to date with the Niue Covid-19 government website www.covid19.gov.nu for more information.