Covid-19: Rainbow’s End, Auckland Airport Shuttle and Motueka Medical Center among new places of interest
A location of interest has been announced in Motueka, Auckland and Queenstown. (File photo).
High-risk places of interest have been announced in Motueka, Auckland and Queenstown.
Greenwood Health Motueka is linked to a suspected case of Omicron, with the person visiting Friday from 11:40 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
The medical center has been deemed high risk and people who were there at the time should self-isolate and get tested immediately.
The Countdown supermarket on High St in Motueka is also linked to a suspected case of Omicron and was visited between 7-8pm last Tuesday. Those who visited at that time should self-monitor for symptoms.
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It comes after nine cases of Covid-19 of the Omicron variant were announced in the city on Sunday.
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Tarka Indian Eatery in Mission Bay was deemed a close contact location after a person with Omicron visited on Jan. 14 from 4-5 p.m.
Rainbow’s End in Manukau is also considered a place of interest after being visited by someone with Omicron on January 16 from 1-3:30 p.m. However, it was not listed as a place of close contact.
The Sand Dunz Cafe Muriwai in Waimauku is also linked to an Omicron case, having been visited on January 18 from 3-3:30 p.m.
Those who visited either location were asked to self-monitor for symptoms for 10 days after exposure, and if symptoms developed, to get tested and to stay home until further notice. the test result is negative.
Shuttle transfer from Auckland Domestic Airport to Park & Ride on Wednesday 1-1:10 p.m. and Thursday 3-3:10 p.m. are two exposure events related to an Omicron case, but not considered high risk.
Also a place of interest is the 120 bus (stop 5564) Don Buck Rd to Constellation Station in Auckland on Thursdays between 6.30am and 7.30am.
The Queenstown Top 10 Holiday Park Arthurs Point, previously designated as a low-risk landmark, was listed as a close contact location after being visited on January 11 from 12 p.m. to 9.45 p.m.
However, it was removed from the Department of Health’s list of locations as of midday Monday.
The TWS Paradise Valley Speedway in Rotorua was added as a place of interest after being visited on Friday January 21, between 7.30pm and 9.30pm.
New Zealand has now switched to setting red lights as part of the Covid-19 protection framework from today.
This list can be viewed in two ways: Date of visit (slots added today have the word NEW next to them) or, if you flip the toggle to date included, newly added locations appear at the top of the list.
If you were at a place of interest at any of the specified times, you may be required to self-isolate and be tested. Follow the instructions for that location on the Ministry of Health website and call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 for advice on testing.
This list is automatically updated as places of interest appear on the Ministry of Health website.