Quarantine exemption for Christchurch Hospital visit confirmed

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A person who had not yet completed managed isolation was given an exemption to visit a patient in Christchurch Hospital yesterday.

Christchurch Hospital Waipapa.

Christchurch Hospital. Photo: Supplied

Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) confirmed the visit took place on Monday, despite that person not having completed the 14-day quarantine period.

In a statement, CDHB executive lead for Covid-19 Ralph La Salle said guests leaving MIQ facilities were required to return negative Covid-19 tests.

She said appropriate PPE was used and a plan was in place to protect staff, other visitors and hospital patients.

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