Sunday, November 28

Covid-19 case at the NZ Post operations center in Auckland

A New Zealand postal worker at the Auckland Operations Center in Highbrook tested positive for Covid-19.

New Zealand Post

Photo: RNZ / Richard Tindiller

NZ Post chief operating officer Brendon Main said the person was last at work Monday and had not been at the center since he became ill.

They were not suffering from any symptoms at the time, he said.

Anyone working the same shift close to the person would be screened and isolated, he said. CCTV footage is being used to identify anyone else who may have been in contact with this case.

The center was thoroughly cleaned Thursday night and would remain open.

“The Ministry of Health has confirmed that it is appropriate to continue operations at this site, following the deep cleaning,” Main said.

“Due to increased security measures, we expect there to be some package delays. We encourage customers to check our website for updates on any delays.”

The NZ Post case is the latest to be confirmed in the growing outbreak. A North Shore hospital patient tested positive, the emergency department closed, and Northcote College staff and students were told to isolate themselves after a student tested positive for Covid-19.

Lynfield College Case

Lynfield College at Mt Roskill has confirmed that a student tested positive.

All staff and students are considered close contacts and must isolate themselves at home for 14 days.

The student was contagious at school on Monday and Tuesday of this week.


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 that include supermarkets, pharmacies, clinics and gas stations will remain open at alert level 4. Face covers are mandatory for all people, both employees and customers, in companies and services that operate at alert level 4 that involve contact with the client.

For more information on Alert Level 4, go to [the government website]


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Kia Kaha – Stay strong

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