Covid 19 coronavirus: Contaminated MIQ safety guard missed vaccine jabs for ‘private causes’ – NZ Herald

New Zealand8 Apr, 2021 06:38 AM

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p data-test-ui=”figure__caption”>Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins reveals to Newstalk ZB’s Heather du Plessis-Allan {that a} vaccine was provided “a number of occasions” to the border employee who examined optimistic for Covid-19. Audio / Newstalk ZB

Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins says the unvaccinated Auckland safety guard who examined optimistic for Covid-19 had been provided a vaccination shot a number of occasions.

Hipkins informed Newstalk ZB’s Heather du Plessis-Allan that a number of makes an attempt had been made to supply the Grand Millennium employee a vaccine however they hadn’t been profitable.

“A part of the interview course of that we’re going by way of immediately is to know why,” Hipkins stated.

A noticeable security presence outside the Grand Millennium hotel this morning, with two guards wearing masks at the entrance. Photo / William Terite
A noticeable safety presence exterior the Grand Millennium lodge this morning, with two guards carrying masks on the entrance. Photograph / William Terite

“Was it that the individual refused, or had been they unable to for quite a lot of causes?”

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern immediately stated it was too dangerous to depart unvaccinated border employees in jobs the place they could contract Covid-19 from these arriving from abroad.

That included employees at managed isolation amenities, airports and ports.

Frontline border employees will begin being moved into “low threat” roles from Monday in the event that they refuse to get vaccinated, she stated.

So excess of 80 per cent of frontline employees had been vaccinated, Ardern stated.

4 individuals who dwell in an adjourning home to the brand new case have all examined detrimental immediately.

A co-worker who usually drove the person to and from work has additionally returned a detrimental outcome.

The Ministry of Well being stated it understood the guard missed two appointments for vaccination for “private causes”.

“We all know that the corporate using this case has vaccinated 79 per cent of its MIF [managed isolation facility] employees and 81 per cent of the Grand Millennium workers have obtained their first vaccination.”

Testing of workers on the Grand Millennium has now been elevated to weekly for the subsequent fortnight and a spot an infection management audit has been undertaken immediately.

The ministry believes threat to the broader group from the newest case is low.

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