Covid 19 coronavirus: Papatoetoe High School principal urges testing

Covid 19 coronavirus: Papatoetoe High School principal urges testing

Some Papatoetoe High School students have made the "conscious choice" not to get tested and instead stay at home and self-isolate. Principal Vaughan Couillault told the AM Show that students who had opted not to get tested need to inform the school what they're doing and if they're staying at home, "stay at home". Couillault was now hopeful his school could return to normal this week after three new cases emerged yesterday, one of which was a student from the school. The remaining two were siblings of the student, it was announced yesterday. The schoolgirl was identified as a casual plus contact of the first student at Papatoetoe High who tested positive who was linked to the Valentine's Day outbreak but had not returned to the school and had been isolating at home. Dr Ashley Bloomfield told the AM Show the student wasn't in the same class as the original case so the infection must have occurred while passing in a hallway or some other area of the school. When asked whether he would prefer the school just to shut …
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