An Auckland hospital staffer is so far symptom-free after being involved in a "PPE protocol incident" with the Covid-positive individual flown in from Fiji on Thursday.
The Ministry of Health confirmed the worker, described as a "Middlemore hospital-based health professional", was "doing well".
The staffer, who was fully vaccinated, was placed into a quarantine facility yesterday because they were unable to easily quarantine at home.
They would be tested on the fifth and 12th day of their stay in the facility. The management of the staffer would depend on symptoms should they test positive.
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Once the incident occurred, t
The staffer immediately reported the breach - involving the hospital staffer and the recently arrived Covid-positive individual from Fiji believed to be a high-profile World Health Organisation employee - sought advice and began taking the appropriate steps to manage any possible risks.
The breach, which would be reviewed, did not involve anyone else - including the hospital worker's household contacts and the risk was considered low.
The patient from Fiji was in a stable condition in Middlemore's Intensive Care Unit.