Man Covid-positive after 14 days’ isolation: is 2-week quarantine enough?
Could the incubation period for the coronavirus be longer than what we think?
A New Zealand man who tested negative for Covid-19 twice while in isolation has tested positive several days after his quarantine period ended, raising concerns that two weeks may not be long enough for incubation in some cases of the coronavirus.
The man returned to New Zealand from India on August 27 and completed his fortnight quarantine in Christchurch before flying home to Auckland.
On September 16 he tested positive for Covid-19 after developing symptoms. The man self-isolated as soon as the symptoms emerged. He had already passed the virus to two people in his household, one a child at an Auckland primary school that underwent a “deep clean” on Sunday as a precaution...