A person in Wellington has returned a “weak” suspected Covid-19 test, weeks after completing their isolation.
It is the capital’s first possible case outside the Government’s managed isolation and quarantine facilities in more than a month.
In a statement the Ministry of Health said the person returned from the United States in September and completed their 14 days in isolation on September 21.
They then became sick after completing the mandatory 14 days isolation while in Wellington this week and sought medical care. The details around the sickness are unknown.
The person returned a “weak” positive test on Thursday, meaning the infection was likely historical, and has since been transferred to a quarantine facility in Wellington.
The Ministry of Health is conducting further testing but testing to date suggest a historical infection is highly likely.
MetService is predicting some really nasty weather from this evening until Tuesday morning. It has issued the following warnings for STRONG WIND and HEAVY RAIN for the Wellington Region.
WELLINGTON and the KAPITI COAST south of Otaki Valid: 6 hours from 7:00 pm Monday to 1:00 am Tuesday Forecast: Period of rain with locally heavy falls. Expect 50 to 60mm to accumulate, peak intensities 10 to 20mm per hour this evening.
WELLINGTON and KAPITI COAST south of Otaki. Valid: 13 hours from 9:00 pm Monday to 10:00 am Tuesday Forecast: Southerly gales are forecast to be severe at times, with gusts reaching 120 km/h.
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