Hipkins says unvaccinated border workers to be removed from high-risk roles after latest Covid-19 case

A TVNZ 1 article.

Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins says the Government is in the “closing stages” of working through why a managed isolation worker, who was confirmed with Covid-19 yesterday, was not yet vaccinated for the illness.

The 24-year-old, a security guard at the Grand Millenium MIQ facility, tested positive following routine testing on Tuesday.

It comes almost two months after New Zealand’s first vaccines started rolling out to those working on the frontline of our Covid-19 response in February.

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