Auckland quarantine facility worker tests positive for COVID-19

Auckland quarantine facility worker tests positive for COVID-19

Last updated:

Learn our story about how we are independent and what is needed to keep thisquality operating. You might be able to donate to us so we can inform and share what matters faster.

Learn Morearrow

BREAKING: The Ministry of Health has confirmed to the media that there is one new case of COVID-19 in a worker at Auckland’s quarantine facility.

This case has been reported as a community case.

This case was reported to the Ministry on Friday afternoon.


The individual was tested regularly as part of routine testing for staff in the facility after recently being swabbed on November 3 and returning a negative test on November 4.

The staff member developed symptoms of COVID-19 on November 5 and was tested again that same day, which returned as positive.

Contacts of the worker are currently being traced the Ministry says, and they will be isolated and tested.

Auckland Regional Public Health had notified two businesses from when the worker visited while being infectious.

The positive community case visited the Mezze Bar and Queen St bottle shop ( You can find out the full details of where the case visited here.

The Ministry of Health sent out push notifications to those that have scanned in around the relevant time frame.

The full details of the case and the actions taken by the Ministry in response to the positive community case will be provided at 1 pm on Saturday.


Have time to spare? If you liked this publication, please learn our story to support thisquality. Fund trustworthy news coming from official Government newswires and local voices inside communities.


COVID-19 Coverage

Alert Level 1: PREVENT
*All of New Zealand
*The button below directs to Government Unite Against COVID-19 website.

Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments