Wānaka local diagnosed with coronavirus

A Wānaka man in his 20s is among those announced in the past week as having been diagnosed with coronavirus according to the Southern District Health Board (SDHB). 

This brings the total of confirmed cases in the southern district to 15 - 14 confirmed and one probable as of Wednesday morning.

The Wānaka man returned to New Zealand after travelling overseas, including to Europe. He has been in self-isolation since his arrival into Queenstown on March 18. He has mild symptoms and is at home. Contact tracing has commenced.

Six people who had attended the Hereford Conference (March 9-13 in Queenstown) have  now tested positive. Conference attendees have been notified and asked to self-isolate. In addition to conference attendees, there were a number of people who helped organise the conference who cannot be contacted, as the conference organiser has gone into insolvency. Those who worked at the conference are considered to be casual contacts and have not been asked to self-isolate but should monitor their health and immediately self-isolate and call Healthline if they develop symptoms.


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