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COVID-19: Kiwi family in self-quarantine given all clear in Vietnam

James Fleury
Mr and Mrs Schulze in Vietnam
Mr and Mrs Schulze in Vietnam Elizabeth Schulze

A Kiwi family living in Vietnam has been told they can leave self-quarantine, as the group of possibly infected people they may've been exposed to have tested negative to the virus.

Elizabeth Schulze (42) a teacher from Kaitaia, says her husband, Hayden Schulze from Dannevirke (41) and their two children Alexei and Riley entered quarantine yesterday afternoon New Zealand time.

This comes after the family was informed by ParkCity Club Hanoi, where the family live, they would have to go into quarantine because they used the same gym facilities as possibly infected individuals. 

Schulze told Metronews they were notified by the club late last evening, each of the group members possibly exposed to COVID-19 on a flight from London to Hanoi, had tested negative to the virus.

The family said they had chosen to self-quarantine today because as they found out the test results last night, it was too late to notify the school they would be able to go back to work. 

"We also wanted to reassure our colleagues that we know for sure that everybody has tested negative because we want them to know we are good and not in a situation that is of any concern."

The couple said they should be able to go back to the international school they work at tomorrow.