New places of interest for Covid-19 have been identified at holiday hotspots across the North Island, including a beach holiday park and several adult clubs in Auckland.
Visitors to the Pelican Club in Auckland CBD overnight from 5:41 p.m. on Wednesday, December 29 to 5 a.m. on Thursday, December 30 are considered close contacts and should self-isolate, take a Covid-19 test immediately and five days after exposure, and record their visit, along with other possible public health instructions.
The same massage parlor was also visited from 11 p.m. to 11:45 p.m. on Wednesday, December 22 and from 1:10 a.m. to 2:10 a.m. on Thursday, December 23.
The Mermaid adult entertainment bar was visited from 11:40 p.m. on Wednesday, December 22 to 1 a.m. on Thursday, December 23, while the Gentleman’s Club Femme Fatale was visited from 3 a.m. to 5:20 a.m. on December 23.
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Anyone who has been a visitor during these four times should be tested immediately and stay home until they test negative.
The locations of interest for the MoH contact tracing are in the Mount Maunganui, Ōpōtiki, Tauranga, Taupō, Rotorua and Auckland areas for Sunday, January 2.
It includes Ōhiwa Beach Holiday Park, in Ōpōtiki, from 2:00 p.m. on Monday, December 27 to 8:00 a.m. on Friday, December 31.
In Mount Maunganui, three stores in the Bayfair Mall were visited by a Covid-19 case on Boxing Day.
They are Katsubi from 11:40 a.m. to 1:10 p.m., Macpac from 12:34 to 2:05 p.m. and Dotti from 12:45 p.m. to 2:05 p.m., all on December 26.
The next day, the Tauranga Crossings shopping center in Tauriko was visited.
Places of interest are Hello Sushi from 12:50 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Platypus Shoes from 1:20 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. and Event Cinemas from 2:20 p.m. to 6 p.m.
In Taupō, Noodle Canteen is a landmark from 8:29 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, December 29, and Spoon & Paddle Cafe from 8:23 to 9:14 a.m. on Thursday, December 30.
In Rotorua, Skyline Rotorua is a landmark from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, December 29.
With all of these locations, the ministry advises those at risk to self-monitor for symptoms of Covid-19 for 10 days after contact. If symptoms develop, people should get tested and stay home until they get a negative test result.
Meanwhile, there are still a number of places across the North Island where visitors are considered close contact with a positive Covid-19 case.
These include Cayman’s Sports Bar in Kawerau on December 26 and 27, Te Puke Bowling Club on December 28, The Comm Whakatāne on December 27, St Thomas More Church in Mount Maunganui on December 26, Cafe Botannix Bethlehem on December 21, and Mount Maunganui. RSA on December 22.
With these locations, visitors must self-isolate, take a Covid-19 test immediately and five days after exposure, and record their visit, along with other possible public health instructions.
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