Covid 19 coronavirus: New locations of interest relating to Auckland community cases revealed

More locations of interest relating to the latest Auckland February community cases have been released by the Ministry of Health.

The new locations include a fast food outlet, a shoe shop and an electronics store.

The new locations are:

• Subway Ōtara – 15 Feb – 12.30pm-1.30pm

• JB Hi-Fi Manukau- 14 Feb – 1.30pm-2.45pm

• Skechers Manukau – 14 Feb – 2.00pm-3.00pm

• Westfield Manukau City Mall – 14 Feb – 1.30pm-3.30pm

• McDonald’s Cavendish Drive – 13 Feb -11.30am-4.15pm

The new locations join the already announced list of locations of interest relating to the Auckland cases below.

Another family member of the two Papatoetoe High School pupils who tested positive today has also been confirmed as a case. They are currently all isolating at home.

The new case was annnounced at a press conference this afternoon fronted by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and director general of health Dr Ashley Bloomfield.

There are five people in that household.

Bloomfield said it was “reassuring” all the new cases were linked and were identified through contact tracing.

They have been in isolation since Monday.

Two other new community cases were announced earlier today.

Bloomfield said “we should be encouraged” that all cases have clear epidemiological links.

The new cases are being interviewed at home in “strict isolation” and the Health Ministry will release more locations of interest this afternoon.

Bloomfield said the two new cases at Papatoetoe High School announced earlier today were not at school when the were infectious but it will remain closed until Monday.

All students and staff will need a negative test result before returning to school.

Bloomfield also confirmed one of today’s cases was a McDonald’s worker.

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