The Ministry of Health (MoH) is investigating a positive COVID-19 test result from a person who recently travelled from overseas, completed their stay in managed isolation in a facility in Auckland, and returned two negative tests as part of routine testing.
MoH is undertaking rapid genome sequencing to see if there’s a match to other cases in the managed isolation facility as well as to understand whether the person has one of the more transmissible variants.
Full contact tracing is underway and push notifications have been issued to those who visited the key locations of interest and who were identified through the blue tooth function on the app.
MoH is asking anyone who visited any of the locations of interest during the relevant timeframes to stay at home, get tested and contact Healthline on 0800 611 116.
Testing centres are being stood up in the Auckland and Northland regions. Full details of testing services available in South Auckland are available here.
Contact tracing is one of the most important tools we have when there are community cases.
Please turn on Bluetooth in the NZ COVID Tracer app and scan QR codes wherever you go.
Everyone in New Zealand can do their bit by remaining vigilant:
- Stay home if you’re unwell
- Get tested
- Wash and dry hands; and
- Cough and sneeze into elbows.