Covid-19: New locations of interest in Otaki, Rotorua


Two new Covid-19 locations of interest have been added to the Ministry of Health’s website.

Mutated SARS-CoV-2 Omicron virus chimera, foreground, and SARS-CoV-2 delta strain, background, 3D models, 3D rendering.

A service station in Otaki and a fast food restaurant in Rotorua have been named as new locations of interest. Photo: 123RF

There was no update on community or border cases today, however the BP connect in Otaki has been added as a place of interest.

Anyone who was at the service station around half past four yesterday should self-monitor for Covid-19 symptoms.

Burger Fuel Fairy Springs in Rotorua has also been added to the list.

The time affected is between 7.15pm and 7.45pm on Thursday evening (6 January).

The Ministry of Health yesterday reported 35 new cases of Covid-19 in the community and 24 cases in managed isolation.

Those cases were in Auckland (18), Waikato (1), Bay of Plenty (13), Rotorua (2) and Taupō (1).

It was also announced yesterday that a fully vaccinated Rotorua-based managed isolation (MIQ) worker had tested positive for Covid-19.

In a statement, the Ministry of Health said the person had returned the positive result on Wednesday and was currently in isolation.

An investigation was underway to determine whether the infection originated from the community or the facility.

The worker had been undergoing regular testing and their role did not involve direct contact with returnees.

The Ministry is encouraging any symptomatic people who live in, or have visited, the Lakes district, particularly Rotorua, to get tested, even if they are vaccinated.

Covid-19 testing and vaccination centres nation-wide can be found on the Healthpoint website.

There have been 11,057 cases in the current outbreak and a total of 14,150 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand since the pandemic began.

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