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Tairawhiti's wastewater tests positive for Covid

A wastewater sample taken in Tairāwhiti on Wednesday has tested positive for Covid-19.

“The results of this test were advised by the Ministry of Health this morning,” a Hauora Tairāwhiti statement said.

“There are no confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Tairāwhiti at this time.

“Testing is carried out twice weekly in Tairāwhiti (Monday and Wednesday), with results received on Friday.”

Results are published on the ESR website.

“We encourage anyone who has cold or flu-like symptoms and who has had any out of district exposure, has travelled to Auckland recently, or was in close contact with a traveller from out-of-district, to get tested immediately for Covid-19.

“Please get tested if you meet both criteria — symptoms and exposure. If you have symptoms and no exposure, please contact your GP.”