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Sealord responds to Russian fishers Covid-19 outbreak at MIQ

Russian fishing crews believed to be at the centre of a covid outbreak at an isolation facility had all tested negative and spent fourteen days isolating in their own homes before boarding a charter flight to New Zealand, according to one of the companies employing them. The Ministry of Health has confirmed that 11 people have tested positive for the virus at the Sudima Hotel in Christchurch and 14 other cases are under investigation after routine day three testing. It's understood that Russian and Ukranian fishing crews who arrived in the country last Friday are the only guests at the hotel that is currently locked down. Sealord is one of three companies that brought the replacement deep sea fishing crews to New Zealand. Lisa Owen asked chief executive Doug Paulin what he had been told about the situation.
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