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Six positive Covid test results overnight

CoMin meeting to evaluate 'evolving threat'

There have been six positive Covid-19 test results which were returned yesterday and overnight.

All those in question are self-isolating, along with their close contacts, while contact tracing is continuing, with other close contacts offered tests.

The Council of Ministers has been meeting to evaluate the 'evolving threat'.

A 'mixture of circumstances' are to blame for the positive results, which aren't linked to the pair of cases announced on New Year's Eve.

One of the six is again from a person who had already completed their 14 day self-isolation, and comes before the introduction of the day 1 day 13 testing regime announced before Christmas.
 
Chief Minister Howard Quayle admits the development is concerning and will cause worry in the community, but has encouraged the public to remain calm and vigilant. 

Ministers are looking at what action to take to 'bring the situation under control'. 

A Covid-19 media briefing will be held at 5.30pm today.