Four cases confirmed as positive for Covid-19 in Northland is a reminder to get vaccinated

Four cases confirmed as positive for Covid-19 in Northland is a reminder to get vaccinated

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Northland District Health Board is encouraging people to get vaccinated as four people tested positive for the Covid-19 virus in Northland recently. All four are related to each other, with two under the age of 12.

Yesterday, the Ministry of Health reported two cases from this group that had initially tested positive. Overnight the two under 12s' returned a positive result.

Support has been put in place for the family working with public health officials to identify any locations of interest.

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Parua Bay Tavern was closed yesterday after a staff member was identified as being in close contact with a confirmed Covid-19 case outside of their workplace. All staff members have been self-isolating — received negative results for the virus. 

The Tavern will reopen tomorrow as it is not listed as a location of interest.

Sarah Hoyle, Northland DHB Incident Controller, says active cases in the region remind everyone to get a test if they develop symptoms.

“It is important that anyone who has been at a location of interest, or who has cold and flu symptoms, gets a test,” she said.

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The DHB issued a call and reminder for people to get vaccinated as soon as possible to protect themselves from developing severe symptoms of the virus. 

No matter where you are in Aotearoa New Zealand, you can book your vaccine at bookmyvaccine.covid19.health.nz.

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