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56 cases of Covid-19 linked to man in midwest who returned from abroad without restricting movements

The Department of Public Health in the midwest has outlined an incident where one person who did not restrict his movements after returning from abroad led to 56 individuals in ten households and a sports team contracting Covid-19.

The report was released to highlight how quickly Covid-19 can spread if the necessary precautions are not taken.

The index case had no symptoms and went out to socialise with friends, and also visited extended family.

One contact played a match with his local team, who ultimately infected numerous players.

The outbreak ultimately resulted in the infecting of 56 people in the midwest region.

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