Second Auckland Airport employee tests positive; Palmerston North housing has Omicron; 9 new cases in Nelson. Video / NZ Herald
Five flights have now been linked to the nine new cases of Covid-19 in Nelson, it was reported yesterday.
An Air New Zealand crew member on the same flight from Auckland to Nelson as the nine cases has now tested positive.
This flight and four other flights the crew member worked on during their possible contagious period, before testing positive, are now also listed as sites of interest.
• Flight NZ 5083 from Auckland to Nelson on January 16 at 5:20 PM.
• Flight NZ 5080 from Nelson to Auckland on 19th January at 4pm.
• Flight NZ 5077 from Auckland to Nelson on 19 January at 2pm.
• Flight NZ 5049 from Auckland to New Plymouth on January 19 at 7:50 PM.
• Flight NZ 5042 from New Plymouth to Auckland at 1.50pm on 20 January.
All those on the flights will be contacted and given advice.
Health officials are asking people who visited a Rotorua bar this week to self-isolate and get tested immediately.
Kasper’s Sports Bar was added to the growing list of locations of interest earlier this week and has been updated today as a high-risk property.
Those who visited the bar between 6:30 PM and 8:00 PM on Tuesday are considered close contacts after a person there was infected with the virus.
“Self-isolate, test immediately and on day five after exposure at this site of interest.”
Two Motueka supermarkets have been identified as locations of interest.
Shoppers who visited the New World between 4:00 PM and 4:31 PM on Tuesday will be asked to self-monitor for symptoms for 10 days, as will people who went to Countdown the following day between 4:51 PM and 5:00 PM.
A spa and fitness complex and a KFC in Napier have also been identified as exposure sites today.
People who visited Ocean Spa on Tuesday between 5:45pm and 8:45pm this week are asked to self-check for symptoms, as are people who visited Dickens St KFC on the same day between 8:45pm and 10:15pm.
These come as customers of Napier eatery Cafe 116 are told to self-isolate and get tested immediately after a person with the Omicron variant visits the premises.
Earlier this morning, a cafe in Auckland was added to the list.
A Covid-19 case visited Rise n Shine Cafe, Paerata on Sunday between 11:15 am and 1:00 pm.
Patrons are asked to self-monitor for symptoms for 10 days after exposure.
Yesterday, a number of Auckland locations were identified as sites of interest and it was announced that 16 Palmerston North locations added earlier this week are linked to an Omicron case.
Anyone who visited the pharmacy in Manukau on January 11 between 13:37 and 14:27 is asked to check themselves for Covid-19 symptoms.
The same goes for shoppers who visited Pak’nSave Manukau on Wednesday between 7:58 PM and 8:30 PM, and for anyone who was at SkyCity Casino between 12:23 PM and 2:23 PM on Tuesday.
“Self-monitoring for Covid-19 symptoms for 10 days after being exposed. If symptoms develop, get tested and stay home until you get a negative test result.”
Meanwhile, people who visited the popular Gengis Khan restaurant in West Auckland on Monday, January 17, between 7:10 PM and 9:15 PM, are being asked to self-isolate and undergo an immediate test.
It is not yet known whether the person infected with Covid there tested positive for the Omicron variant at the time.
The same advice has been given to anyone who went to Wild Child & Wild Families in Kirks Bush Papakura last Saturday (January 15) between 8.27am and 12 noon.