Ministry reveals Locations of Interest following two COVID-19 positive Returnees

Ministry reveals Locations of Interest following two COVID-19 positive Returnees

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The Ministry of Health detailed two Returnees’ locations of interest following them receiving positive COVID-19 results after leaving the same managed isolation facility that a 56-year-old woman stayed at who was classed as a Community Case on January 24.

The two stayed at the Pullman Hotel in Auckland’s CBD.

“While we still can’t categorically rule these out as historical infections, test results so far indicate the two people may have contracted COVID-19 towards the end of their stay in managed isolation, after returning two negative tests each during their stay”, said Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield.

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“It’s too early to early to make a firm conclusion. Genome sequencing results, which are expected tomorrow, and serology results expected the following day, will help develop the picture further.”

The Ministry as a precaution is classing the two as if they are confirmed as current infections.

Locations of interest were revealed in a late briefing to media on Wednesday evening. People who visited the locations below during the specific periods which may gain symptoms are asked to self-isolate and call Healthline to arrange a test. People are also asked to remain isolated until they receive their results after getting a test.

Locations of interest for returnee cases in the Auckland region:
* BBQ King on 4A/270 Oteha Valley Road, Albany on January 17 at around 11 am – 2 pm. *Stay home and get tested ASAP, call Healthline.
* Pak n Save Silverdale at 20 Hibiscus Coast Highway, Silverdale on January 17 at around 2 pm – 2.30 pm. *Stay home and get tested ASAP, call Healthline.
* BBQ King 4A/270 on Oteha Valley Road, Albany on January 17 at around 5 pm – 9 pm. *Stay home and get tested ASAP, call Healthline.
* Pak n Save Silverdale at 20 Hibiscus Coast Highway, Silverdale on January 18 at around 12 noon – 12.30 pm. *Stay home and get tested ASAP, call Healthline.
* BBQ King on 4A/270 Oteha Valley Road, Albany on January 18 at around 12.30 pm – 3 pm. *Stay home and get tested ASAP, call Healthline.
* Caltex Orewa at 70 Grand Drive, Orewa on January 18 at around 1 pm – 1.30 pm. *Stay home and get tested ASAP, call Healthline.
* BBQ King on 4A/270 Oteha Valley Road, Albany on January 18 at around 5 pm – 9 pm. *Stay home and get tested ASAP, call Healthline.
* Hickeys Pharmacy at 16 Moana Avenue, Orewa on January 23 at around 12.30 pm – 1.30 pm. *Stay home and get tested on January 28, call Healthline.
* Farmers at Albany Don McKinnon Drive, Albany on January 24 at around 12 noon – 1 pm. *Stay home and get tested on January 29, call Healthline.
* Tai Ping Supermarket on Albany 92 Rosedale Road, Rosedale on January 24 at around 12 noon – 1 pm. *Stay home and get tested on January 29, call Healthline.
* New World Orewa at 11 Moana Avenue, Orewa on January 25 at around 1 pm – 2 pm. *Stay home and get tested on January 30, call Healthline.
* Tai Ping Supermarket at Northcote 2 Kilham Avenue, Northcote on January 26 at around 12.30 pm – 1 pm. *Stay home and get tested on January 31, call Healthline.
*The Ministry states that extra time has been added to each visit on both sides to ensure all potential casual contacts are reached.

The locations of interest are for those who may be classed as a casual contact of a COVID-19 case in the community. The risk is usually low for those who were in attendance at the time of the case being in the same place according to the Ministry.

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