The health department detected two new cases of covid-19 from yesterday’s testing results during the outpatient clinic. According to a government press release issued this afternoon, the two cases are still yet to be directly linked to the border from the recent passenger flights but health officials are confident that the cases are border-linked.
The island currently has a total of 15 active cases of covid-19 and 13 of these cases are directly linked to the passenger flight on Friday 11th November this month.
The two new cases have not travelled recently. Health officials conducted contact tracing yesterday afternoon and they have identified all close contacts who are currently isolating.
It is understood that the new cases also attended the memorial service held at the Apostolic church in Alofi on Monday this week.
Government and health officials have advised those who attended the service to monitor themselves daily for covid-like symptoms or to take a RAT test daily for the next three days, while investigation continues to determine the source of infection for the two cases.
Meanwhile, the public are reminded to practise safe covid-19 precautionary measures such as taking a RAT test if you feel unwell or visit the Niue foou hospital, and to wear your mask indoors in public places when necessary.
Daily covid-19 information and updates for Niue can be found at www.covid19.gov.nu