News from the Ministry of Health
Two new cases of Covid-19 in Wellington were confirmed today. Both cases relate to recent trips to the Bay of Plenty and there are a number of places of interest in Wellington.
One of the new Wellington cases may be linked to a Drum & Bass festival on January 3 in Mount Maunganui. Anyone who was in Tauranga for the festival is advised to get tested as soon as possible and to self-isolate at home until they test negative. The case is deemed unlikely to have been contagious during the Festival, but we ask participants to be tested as a precaution, due to the large number of people present. The festival was conducted under the rules for outdoor events as part of Covid protection, including the use of vaccine passes for entry.
One of Wellington’s cases today was in a large household in the Bay of Plenty, and testing of their close contacts is being coordinated today.
Wellington Points of Interest:
Mini-market of the Aro valley, Aro street
Thursday 1.20 – 1.25
The Warehouse, Tory Street
Wednesday 19:26 – 19:46
Cosmic vape and cafe, rue de Cuba
Wednesday 12:59 p.m. – 1:01 p.m.
Bargain Chemist, 73 Manners Street
Thursday 12:55 – 12:57
Unichem Cuba Shopping Center, 122 Cuba Street
Thursday 1:03 p.m. – 1:05 p.m.
Countdown Newtown, John Street
Tuesday 2:08 p.m. – 2:23 p.m.
Wednesday 6:54 p.m. – 7:09 p.m.
If you were in one of these places at the specified times, you should monitor yourself for symptoms of Covid-19 for 10 days after being exposed. If symptoms appear, get tested and stay home until you get a negative result.
The BP Connect in Otaki was added today to the âplaces of interestâ of the Ministry of Health. Anyone who was at the gas station around half past four on Friday afternoon should monitor themselves for symptoms of Covid-19.
Burger Fuel Fairy Springs in Rotorua was also added to the list. (Between 7.15 p.m. and 7.45 p.m. Thursday evening).
There was no update from the Department of Health on the cases of covid today. But yesterday the ministry reported 35 new cases of Covid-19 in the community and 24 cases in managed isolation. These new cases occurred in Auckland (18), Waikato (1), Bay of Plenty (13), Rotorua (2) and TaupÅ (1).
A case reported yesterday of a Rotorua-based MIQ worker who tested positive on Wednesday has now been confirmed to carry the Delta variant and is believed to be more likely to have contracted his infection in the community. The ministry again encourages anyone living in or having visited the Lake District, especially Rotorua, with symptoms – even mild ones – to book a test, even if you are vaccinated and to stay at home until your return. a negative test result. The ministry is also asking anyone in the area who has not yet been vaccinated to make a reservation now.