University of Auckland student tests positive for Covid-19

Wednesday 25 March 2020

The University of Auckland has confirmed that one of its students in the Business School has tested positive for Covid-19.

The student was on exchange overseas, where it is thought they contracted the virus, and returned to New Zealand last weekend. They immediately went into self-isolation, in line with the Government’s instructions for returning travellers. The student has not been on any of the University's campuses since returning to New Zealand.

We have heard that the student is doing well and recovering at home with their family.

The University has been in contact with other students who are considered to be 'close contacts' of this student. If you have not been contacted by the University, you do not need to be concerned about this case.

We understand that you will be concerned by this news, but please be assured that we are following the public health service protocols to support our student and to protect the wider University community.

Our thoughts are with our student, and we wish them a speedy recovery.

Finally, please continue to follow the recommended guidelines for staying healthy, and if you have any concerns about your health, or the health of someone else, please ring Healthline on 0800 358 5453. The number is free to call, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and interpreters are on hand to help with translation.

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