Individuals who had been on the 2 bus journeys with the case from Britomart to Takanini on the afternoon of January 13, and from Panmure to Britomart on the morning of January 14 are thought-about shut contacts.
Two Auckland bus routes, a Warehouse retailer and a New World Metro in Auckland’s CBD are among the many places linked to a border employee who has tested positive for the Omicron variant.
Among the many shut contacts recognized to date are 39 individuals who had been on the 2 bus journeys with the case from Britomart to Takanini on the afternoon of January 13, and from Panmure to Britomart the next morning. The MIQ employee on the bus journeys was sporting their masks all through each journeys, the Ministry of Well being has mentioned.
Those that had been on the bus journeys are thought-about shut contacts and will get examined and isolate instantly, get an extra take a look at on day 5, and comply with the recommendation from public well being officers, the Ministry mentioned in an announcement.
The case additionally visited The Warehouse Takanini on January 12, from 6.39pm to 7.15pm, and the New World Metro at 125 Queen St on each January 13 from 12.11pm to 12.30pm and January 14 from 12.21pm to 12.30pm. In addition they visited Morrin Highway Bakehouse in Saint Johns twice – on January 10 and January 14, Gateway Wholesale Meats in Takanini on January 11, and Shosha Takanini on January 10.
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These places should not deemed high-risk, so individuals who visited on the identical time should not required to isolate, however ought to self-monitor for 10 days and get examined if signs develop.
These places of curiosity are highlighted on the Ministry’s website as linked to the Omicron optimistic case.
The case and one family contact at the moment are isolating in a MIQ facility. The remaining shut contacts are isolating at places in Auckland and Taupō.
The employee is absolutely vaccinated, updated with common surveillance testing and has cooperated absolutely with well being authorities in serving to handle any dangers.
All the case’s seven family contacts recognized have already been contacted, remoted and examined, and returned a damaging consequence.
An extra 48 shut contacts are within the means of being contacted, requested to isolate and get examined. Fifteen of those contacts have already returned a damaging take a look at consequence, together with 5 contacts in Taupō.
The under record will be considered in two methods: Date of go to (places added right this moment have the phrase NEW beside them) or, if you happen to swap the toggle to Date included, newly added places seem on the high of the record.
When you had been at a location of curiosity at one of many specified occasions, you could must self-isolate and be examined. Comply with the directions for that location on the Ministry of Health website and name Healthline on 0800 358 5453 for recommendation on testing.
This record is mechanically up to date as quickly as places of curiosity seem on the Ministry of Well being web site.