Published Monday 9 Nov 2020

On 8 November, the Ministry of Health confirmed 1 new case of COVID-19 in a close contact of the Auckland quarantine worker. They are now in a quarantine facility in Wellington.

At this point, there is nothing to suggest there is any wider risk in the Wellington or Auckland regions.

Regional Public Health (RPH), Wellington has been notified of a confirmed case of COVID-19. Anyone who visited the following locations at the relevant times, should watch for symptoms and get tested if they feel unwell.

  • Little Penang, The Terrace, Wellington, 1.15–3.45pm, Friday 6 November
  • Air New Zealand flight NZ 457 (Auckland to Wellington), Thursday 5 November

The symptoms of COVID-19 are a new or worsening cough, sore throat, runny nose, loss of sense of smell, or fever.

If you begin to feel unwell, or for more information, please contact Healthline 0800 358 5453 or your GP.

For contact tracing purposes, anyone who attended one of the locations listed during the relevant timeframes is considered to be a COVID-19 ‘casual contact’ with a low risk of exposure. Close contacts, including passengers seated near the case of the flight, have been contacted directly.

This case is a reminder of importance of everyone who is able to using the app to keep a record of where they have been - it allows our contact tracing team to quickly notify you if you may have been exposed to this virus, and allows you to take immediate action to protect yourself, your whānau, and your community.