Coronavirus: Wanaka retirement village workers member assessments optimistic for Covid-19


A employee at a big Wanaka retirement village has examined optimistic for coronavirus.

Aspiring Way of life Retirement Village managing director Aaron Armstrong stated the workers member obtained the optimistic take a look at outcome on the afternoon of March 27 after their partner examined optimistic a day earlier.

The particular person had left the village at lunchtime on March 25, in preparation for the nationwide lockdown and had not returned since.

An artist's impression of the Aspiring Lifestyle Retirement Village recreation centre, at Wanaka.

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An artist’s impression of the Aspiring Way of life Retirement Village recreation centre, at Wanaka.

It was not related to the Hereford cattle conference in Queenstown, he stated.

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The 13 workers and 177 residents had been suggested of the optimistic take a look at on March 27 and 28.

All workers that in shut contact with the workers member had been despatched house on March 26 and weren’t returning to the village, Armstrong stated.

Just one resident was deemed an in depth contact, that means they’d spent greater than 15 minutes with the workers member prior to now 10 days.

“The residents are already isolating, so the actions are the identical for employees and residents,” he stated.

Most residents hadvery little, if any, contact with the particular person over the previous couple of weeks, Armstrong stated.

Two workers members and one resident had been examined since growing chilly like signs and all had been adverse.

For the reason that lockdown started, the village has been closed to guests and all residents are staying in their very own properties.

The one folks coming into the village are household and assist folks dropping off provides to the entrance gate, he stated. The gate is being managed by safety.

The village is throughout the Southern District Well being Board area, which has the highest rate of confirmed Covid-19 cases in New Zealand.

Related motion is being taken at retirement villages all through New Zealand.

A resident in Napier’s Gladys Mary Rest Home tested positive for the coronavirus on Friday and a resident at Hamilton’s Atawhai Assisi Home and Hospital earlier tested positive.