Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has reviewed her comments when she said was frustrated a Covid-infected person continued working at KFC and will not be apologising.
Case L, the sister of a Papatoetoe High School student, wasn’t isolating at home and went to work at KFC Botany three days before she tested positive for the virus.
She said she was never told to isolate and only her sister received a text message saying she needed to be tested and isolate.
Ardern said about 15 texts and phone calls were made to the family.
“In my mind everyone at Papatoetoe High School getting a test felt really clear to me,” Ardern said.
Ardern said if Case L’s sister, Case I, had been tested when directed to by the school and the public health unit the situation could’ve been avoided.
“I’ll go back to look at what we could have done in addition to that message.”
The Section 70 order came into effect amid the second round of testing at the school.
Case L told Discovery the Prime Minister’s comments – that she should have been self-isolating – were “upsetting”, and she wanted an apology.
“It’s not fair on our end that we’re getting all this backlash for something that we haven’t actually done,” she told Discovery.
Ardern’s office said letters from public health were sent to the family on February 17 and 19 saying they needed to be tested. Case L’s family said such advice was never received.
“If they tried to contact us multiple times and send us letters and stuff, where is this evidence?” she told Discovery.
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