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COVID-19: Ministry of Health announces places of interest linked to Omicron cases

The Department of Health is beginning to announce places of interest linked to Omicron-positive cases with 20 locations announced on Sunday.

Of those 20, six are considered ‘close contacts’ where the ministry asks people to self-isolate.

The ministry said anyone who was at the domestic terminal at Auckland Airport on Sunday January 16 from 4.15 p.m. to 5 p.m. is asked to self-isolate and take a test immediately and on the fifth day after being exposed to this place of interest.

Five Air New Zealand flights over the past week to and from Nelson, New Plymouth and Auckland are considered ‘close contacts’.

The ministry is asking anyone on these flights to self-isolate immediately, be tested immediately and on day 5 after being exposed to this location of interest as their exposure is linked to a case of Omicron.

The five flights are:

  • Air New Zealand flight NZ5077 from Auckland to Nelson – Wednesday January 19 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Air New Zealand flight NZ5042 from New Plymouth to Auckland – Thursday January 20 from 1:50 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
  • Air New Zealand flight NZ5049 Auckland to New Plymouth – Wednesday January 19 from 7:50 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Air New Zealand flight NZ5080 from Nelson to Auckland – Wednesday January 19 from 4pm to 5.30pm
  • Air New Zealand flight NZ5083 Auckland to Nelson – Sunday January 16 from 5:20 p.m. to 6:50 p.m.

Summerset by the Park in Flat Bush is also a four-time new landmark. The department said anyone who was at the nursing home at the following times is not required to self-isolate. But they must self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 for 10 days after your exposure.

If symptoms appear, get tested and stay home until you get a negative result.

  • Tuesday 18 January, 9am-3pm;
  • Wednesday 19 January, 9am-4.30pm;
  • Thursday 20 January, 9am-4pm;
  • Friday, January 21, 9-4 p.m.

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