Ministry of Health encourages testing after community case announcement from Sunday

Ministry of Health encourages testing after community case announcement from Sunday

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The Ministry of Health is encouraging New Zealanders to get tested after a community case was announced.

The community case was a man who is a ports worker working at the Ports of Taranaki, he returned a positive test on Sunday afternoon. The case was caught early, and the risk of any transmission has been ‘quickly contained’.

“Anyone in New Zealand who develops symptoms consistent with COVID-19 should immediately contact their health care provider or Healthline and get tested,” said the Ministry of Health.

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You can get a test at all of the normal places that you would usually get medical attention such as your GP or at after-hours clinics. Many DHBs still have community-based assessment centres for COVID-19 testing, and some DHBs are also doing pop-up testing.

Locations on where you can get a test are available on your DHB website or on the ARPHS website if you are in Auckland.

Wherever and whenever you go to get tested.

The Ministry says that a COVID-19 test is free of charge.

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