Health Ministry: Family that ignored quarantine rules infected with Chilean variant

The Health Ministry accuses a family that recently returned from overseas of ignoring quarantine guidelines, saying all the family members were confirmed as carriers of the Chilean coronavirus variant.

Contract tracing revealed the family held several social gatherings, including playdates their kids had with children in their school grades, a Health Ministry statement says.

Among the 24 contacts it traced, the ministry says it found seven confirmed infections, some of them among unvaccinated adults.

The ministry further says it has passed details on the matter to police.

The statement doesn’t specify whether any of the family members were vaccinated nor how they allegedly broke quarantine.

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