NSW Customer Services Minister Victor Dominello has gone back into isolation as an in depth contact of a COVID-19 case after being wrongly suggested he was an informal contact and will go away self-quarantine.
NSW Health in an announcement on Wednesday evening stated it had apologised to Dominello for offering “incorrect advice” to him.
The assertion got here simply hours after Dominello stood straight behind NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Chief Health Officer Kerry Chant at Wednesday’s COVID-19 press convention.
The recommendation associated to his publicity in NSW Parliament to a COVID-19 case recognized on Thursday, June 24.
Dominello left isolation on Saturday after receiving a detrimental check consequence and recommendation from NSW Health he had been categorized as an informal contact.
He instantly re-entered isolation when contacted by NSW Health on Wednesday afternoon to advise he remained an in depth contact.
“An urgent COVID-19 test was performed and this test returned a negative result,” NSW Health stated.
The minister is to stay in isolation till July 6.
“His two negative test results mean he has not posed a risk while in the community or to those he has interacted with in recent days,” the division stated.
It stated a threat evaluation decided his proximity within the chamber throughout Question Time on Tuesday, June 22, for an prolonged time period made him an in depth contact.
The threat evaluation of an additional publicity occasion in his workplace that day decided he was an informal contact and on Saturday he was knowledgeable he might go away isolation after receiving a detrimental check consequence.
“NSW Health apologises for this error.”
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