Saturday, December 4

Many locations of interest are expected in connection with a new outbreak


The Director General of Health warns that there will be a large number of places of interest as the latest cases of Covid-19 in the community were “out of place.”

The Covid-19 Tracking App in Action.

People should expect a lot of interesting locations (stock image).
Photo: RNZ

Comes as several new locations of interest in Auckland were added to the Ministry of Health website.

They included Sweat Shop Brew Kitchen in Freemans Bay, Denny’s CBD, Bar 101, and Sky City Casino in downtown, and Pak N Save in Wairau Valley.

Other attractions in Auckland include Crumb Cafe at Gray Lynn and Devonport Pharmacy.

Another major landmark was Auckland Central Church of Christ which meets in Freeman’s Bay on Sunday, although it was not on the ministry list yet.

This followed the identification of two new Covid-19 cases: a 20-year-old and a 19-year-old in Auckland. They join four new confirmed cases this morning, bringing the total number of community cases to seven.

Dr. Ashley Bloomfield said that because most of those cases were in their twenties, officials expected to have visited many locations.

Other locations of interest include nine in Coromandel: Star and Garter Hotel, Umu Cafe, BP Gas Station Coromandel, Driving Creek Railway Tours Reservations Office and Rail Tour, Jaks Cafe and Bar, Hereford ‘n’ a Pickle, Taras Beads, Richardsons Real Estate and Woodturners Cafe

If you have been in any of these places of interest for the relevant time, the Ministry of Health asks you to isolate yourself and call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 for advice on what to do to help prevent the spread of Covid-19.

In addition, a section 70 order allows a licensed Medical Health Officer to require those who have visited a place of interest to comply with public health requirements.

More Auckland connections

Additionally, all Avondale College Auckland students and staff are considered close contacts of a Covid-19 case, after a school teacher tested positive for the virus.

The 25-year-old woman is one of seven confirmed cases in the community.

In a letter from the Auckland Regional Public Health Service, all staff and students have been told to isolate themselves at home for 14 days, in addition to visiting a testing center.

The school community has been told to get tested three times, immediately, and twice on August 23 and 29.

Another new case was a nurse from Auckland Hospital. The worker was fully vaccinated.

The other sights identified so far have been in Coromandel.

People could also expect this outbreak to grow to 120 cases, Bloomfield said.

Te Pūnaha Matatini and Canterbury University professor Michael Plank said, in comments provided by the Science Media Center, “At this stage, modeling suggests that somewhere in the range of 50 to 120 people may have been infected before the positive result. from yesterday’s test.

“Many of these will still be in their incubation period, so it may take a few days for them to show up in the case numbers.

“There is a wide range of uncertainty in the size of the outbreak at this stage. If it turns out that a close link can be established with a case that has returned from NSW through the MIQ system, the outbreak could be at the extreme extreme. small on the scale.

“If the source case traveled to New Zealand from another Australian state not required to enter MIQ, the virus could have spread undetected for some time and the outbreak could be much larger.”

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This is an official COVID-19 ALERT.

All New Zealand You are now at Covid-19 Alert Level 4.

The alert level will be reviewed after 3 days for all areas EXCEPT Auckland and the Coromandel Peninsula, which will likely remain at level 4 for an initial period of 7 days.

A community case of Covid-19 has been identified.

Stay at home whenever possible and follow level 4 alert guidelines. This will stop the spread of COVID-19 and SAVE LIVES.

All are asked to:

Wear a mask and keep a distance of 2 meters from others when you leave your house.

If you are sick, call your doctor or Healthline on 0800 358 5453 for advice on getting tested.

Keep scanning QR codes every time you leave your home.

Practice good hygiene: wash your hands often.

Services including supermarkets, pharmacies, clinics and gas stations will remain open at alert level 4.

For more information on Alert Level 4, go to [the government website www.covid19.govt.nz]

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