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Six people linked to an adult entertainment club in Auckland have tested positive for Covid-19.
Health officials have revealed multiple exhibit events at the Pelican Club on Auckland’s Eden Terrace on several different dates.
They advise anyone who has visited the Pelican Club between Wednesday December 22 and Friday December 31 to:
• Self-isolate (stay home) for 10 days after the last visit to the Pelican Club.
• Get tested 5 days and 8 days after their last visit to the site on those dates, whether or not they are showing symptoms.
• If symptoms develop at any time during the 10 days, get further testing immediately.
• Stay home until all test results are negative.
• Visit the Places of Interest website to record their online visit or call Healthline on 0800 358 5453. This is so that contact tracers can provide additional guidance.
Health officials say club employees receive specific advice from their manager.
The Department of Health yesterday named The Mermaid Club, Femme Fatale and The Pelican Club as sites linked to positive cases of Covid-19 in the past two weeks.
The Mermaid Club at 13 Gore St was visited by a case between 11:40 p.m. on Wednesday, December 22 and 1 a.m. on Thursday, December 23.
Femme Fatale, an escort agency on Wellesley St West, was visited between 3:00 a.m. and 5:20 a.m. on Thursday 23 December.
It comes as six cases of Covid-19 have been found at the Everil Orr Care Center in Auckland’s Mount Albert, including five residents and one staff member.
“One of the residents, who tested positive on December 30, is hospitalized and is currently in stable condition,” the health ministry said.
“All other residents and staff were tested on December 31 and early New Year’s Day. All residents and staff are fully immunized.”
Yesterday, the ministry gave its first update for 2022, announcing that 105 cases had been discovered in the community in the previous two days.
None had the dangerous Omicron variant. There have been two cases of Omicron at the border, bringing the country’s total to 90 cases of the new variant at the border so far.