Covid 19 Omicron outbreak: Airport one of four new Auckland locations linked to suspected Omicron cases

the latest tech news, global tech news daily, tech news today, startups, usa tech, asia tech, china tech, eu tech, global tech, in-depth electronics reviews, 24h tech news, 24h tech news, top mobile apps, tech news daily, gaming hardware, big tech news, useful technology tips, expert interviews, reporting on the business of technology, venture capital funding, programing language

Covid 19 Omicron outbreak: Airport one of four new Auckland locations linked to suspected Omicron cases

Four new locations of interest in Auckland have been linked to suspected Omicron cases.

the latest tech news, global tech news daily, tech news today, startups, usa tech, asia tech, china tech, eu tech, global tech, in-depth electronics reviews, 24h tech news, 24h tech news, top mobile apps, tech news daily, gaming hardware, big tech news, useful technology tips, expert interviews, reporting on the business of technology, venture capital funding, programing language

One of them is the Auckland Airport domestic terminal, visited by a person with Covid on Monday this week between 3pm and 4pm.

9am update

Sunglasses Style Auckland Central: Queen St: Sun, Jan 23, 1.30pm-1.40pm
Auckland Airport domestic terminal: Mon, Jan 24, 3pm-4pm
Unichem Bairds Pharmacy, Otara: Mon, Jan 24, 9.45pm-11pm
ProHealth Pharmacy, Papatoetoe: Mon, Jan 24, 11.29am-11.53am

Covid 19 Omicron outbreak: Airport one of four new Auckland locations linked to suspected Omicron cases

Global Tech News Daily

The Auckland Airport's domestic terminal has been connected to a suspected Omicron case. Photo / Peter Meecham

Despite the Ministry of Health labelling those four locations as being linked to “suspected Omicron” cases, the official advice for anyone who was there at the same time is to monitor your health for 10 days after being exposed and to get tested if symptoms develop.

Global Tech News Daily

As well as the four new places of interest, a pharmacy in Christchurch has also been put on the ministry’s locations list this morning.

Christchurch pharmacy linked to Covid visit yesterday

It has been connected to two exposure events this week – the latest visit just yesterday.

Ferry Road Pharmacy, Waltham, Christchurch: Mon, Jan 24, 3.30pm-4pm
Ferry Road Pharmacy, Waltham, Christchurch: Thurs, Jan 27, 8.45am-8.55am

The Christchurch pharmacy is not linked to a suspected Omicron case at this stage.

People who were at the pharmacy during those exposure times are told to monitor their health for 10 days after being exposed.

Five domestic airports around the country are now featured on the health ministry’s locations list.

The Auckland Airport is now one of five domestic terminals around the country where Covid-infected people – including Omicron cases – have gone through.

The others are airports in Nelson, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown.

Last night's update

Auckland Domestic Airport: Sat, Jan 22, 4.45pm-5.15pm
Foodcourt Westfield Albany: 219 Don McKinnon Drive, Albany: Thurs, Jan 20, 11am-8pm
Foodcourt Westfield Albany: Wed, Jan 19, 11am-6pm
Wainui Marae Kaeo: 66A Wainui Valley Rd: Fri, Jan 21, 11am-3pm Sunday, Jan 23.
Bowl and Social SkyCity Hamilton: 340 Victoria St, Hamilton Central: Sat, Jan 22, 7.40pm-9.30pm
Christchurch Airport: Mon, Jan 24, 5pm-5.30pm

Locations added yesterday evening also include two exposure events at the Westfield Albany Shopping Centre foodcourt, a visit to a marae in the Far North district and a casino and bowling alley complex in Hamilton.

The foodcourt at Westfield Albany is affected on two days last week – Wednesday and Thursday, January 19 and 20, respectively.

On Wednesday, a person with Covid was there between 11am and 6pm. The next day, another exposure event happened between 11am and 8pm.

The Wainui Marae in Kāeo, in the Far North, has been identified as a high-risk location of interest after at least one person with Covid was there from last Friday morning to Sunday afternoon that same weekend.

The affected time is between 11am on Friday, January 21, to 3pm on Sunday, January 23.

Anyone who was there during that period is identified as a close contact and must self isolate immediately. People affected must also get a Covid test and then again on day five after being exposed.

“If symptoms develop, get a test and stay at home until you get a negative test result.”

Bowl and Social SkyCity Hamilton also joins the list of locations; after a person with the virus was there on Saturday, January 22, between 7.40pm and 9.30pm.

Members of the public who were there at the same time are told to monitor their health for 10 days after being there and if symptoms start to show, get tested.

More locations of interest are expected to be released throughout the day.

News Related

OTHER NEWS

Old Tip Top classic Kiwi ice cream Dessertalicious makes comeback

For years many Kiwis labelled it the “best ice cream ever”. Now, after nearly a decade in the wilderness – it’s finally back. Tip Top has caved in to public ... Read more »

Dilworth School sex abuse: Alister Harlow caught in bed spooning boy

An assistant house master at Dilworth School was caught in bed spooning a young boy in 1994 and was told to leave the dormitory, court documents reveal. It’s one incident ... Read more »

Controversial businessman Troy Bowker makes $35,000 NZ First donation, Winston Peters says Bowker a 'friend'

Controversial businessman Troy Bowker donated $35,000 to NZ First last year, including a $10,000 donation made the same day he donated $5,000 to the Act Party. Any donations of over ... Read more »

Covid-19 Omicron: Thousands of anti-mandate protesters 'in it for the long haul'

Thousands of anti-mandate protesters gathered on Parliament’s lawn have said they’re “in for the long haul” and intend to stay for days. Major highways into Wellington were brought to a ... Read more »

Taranaki man admits repeatedly groping a young, sleeping girl's bottom

A man who repeatedly preyed on a sleeping girl by groping her bottom told police he wasn’t sure what motivated his sexual offending. On three separate occasions last year, in ... Read more »

Focus Live: PM's first Parliamentary speech of 2022

February 8 2022 PM Jacinda Ardern and National Party leader Chris Luxon deliver their first Parliamentary speeches of 2022. Read more »

Andy Lee's nightmare interview with 'brat' Justin Bieber

The Aussie star didn’t hold back when recounting the painful details of his worst celebrity interview on-air today. Australian comedian and broadcaster Andy Lee didn’t hold back when he dished ... Read more »

Tesla subpoenaed over Elon Musk's 'funding secured' tweet

Elon Musk faces a legal challenge after a tweet about Tesla, in a fresh blow for the world’s largest carmaker. The US stock market watchdog issued a legal request to ... Read more »

Covid 19 Omicron outbreak: Jacinda Ardern to speak as Parliament gets back to work

The Prime Minister is expected to address the public at 4pm after Parliament sat for the first time this year and protesters gathered outside. The Government faces ongoing scrutiny from ... Read more »

Hamilton Central makes top 10 list of NZ places with highest rate of collisions

Hamilton Central is one of the Top 10 places in New Zealand for vehicle collisions, according to State Insurance motor claims figures. State is urging drivers to take extra caution ... Read more »

Prince Charles personally called Harry to tell him Camilla would become Queen Consort - report

It is understood Prince Charles personally told Harry Camilla would become Queen. The Sun reports the Prince of Wales let both Harry and William know it was the Queen’s “sincere ... Read more »

Focus: Pain at the pump continues for Kiwis

The pain at the pump continues for Kiwis as some fuels now exceed $3 a litre. AA principal advisor Terry Collins explains what’s causing the surge in prices. Video / ... Read more »

MetService Christchurch weather: February 9th

MetService Christchurch weather: February 9th. Read more »

MetService Severe weather: February 8th

MetService Severe weather: February 8th. Read more »

MetService National weather: February 8th-10th

MetService National weather: February 8th-10th. Read more »

MetService Wellington weather: February 9th

MetService Wellington weather: February 9th. Read more »

Watch: Covid 19 Omicron outbreak - Ardern expected to speak, Parliament gets back to work

The Prime Minister is expected to address the public at 4pm after Parliament sat for the first time this year and protesters gathered outside. The Government faces ongoing scrutiny from ... Read more »

Herald afternoon quiz: February 8

Test your brains with the Herald’s afternoon quiz. Be sure to check back on nzherald.co.nz for the morning quiz tomorrow. To challenge yourself with more quizzes, CLICK HERE. Read more »

Farms in Taranaki bear brunt of weekend's deluge

By Sally Murphy of RNZ Heavy rain in Taranaki at the weekend has caused huge damage to farms, washing away baleage and bridges. Some farms in the region have reported ... Read more »

Thai sex workers on trial accused of defrauding three men of $250k

Two Thai sex workers are accused of defrauding three Waikato men of more than $250k by making up a multitude of lies around why they needed the money. Nualpan Coxon, ... Read more »

Beijing Winter Olympics: Chinese speed skater's 'suspect' act caught on camera

Questions are being asked after a Chinese speed skater appeared to flick a marker underneath the skate of her Canadian opponent, which some believe caused her to fall during a ... Read more »

Whakaari White Island disaster: No trial location yet determined for 13 parties charged after eruption

A venue for next year’s trial of multiple parties charged over the fatal eruption of Whakaari/White Island has still not been determined, with defence lawyers and the prosecution continuing to ... Read more »

Taranaki man accused of causing critical quad bike collision released from custody

A man accused of driving his vehicle into a quad bike in South Taranaki, causing critical injuries for a person on the bike, has been released from custody three months ... Read more »

Whanganui's economic development agency launches new app to pair employers with talent

Whanganui city’s economic development agency wants to see locals swiping right on a new matchmaking app set up to pair Whanganui businesses with skilled workers. Talent Connect is the first ... Read more »

Prince William supports Queen's move to make Camilla Queen consort

Prince William is “supportive” of the Queen’s move to make his stepmother Camilla Queen consort. While the Duke of Cambridge was not involved in the decision, he “respects” its logic, ... Read more »

Unforgettable bike rides for Aotearoa Bike Challenge month

February marks Aotearoa Bike Challenge Month. A full 28-days when the nation is encouraged to cycle anywhere, anytime and to bring everyone else along for the (literal) ride. Participants can ... Read more »

Man denies rape, violation at North Canterbury party

A woman will tell a trial she was repeatedly sexual violated and raped while drunk, but her alleged attacker says it was consensual sex outside a party in Kaiapoi two ... Read more »

Covid-19 Omicron: 17 new cases as virus spreads into the Far North

There are 17 new cases in Northland today: one in Karikari Peninsula, one in Kaeo, one in Kaikohe, 11 cases in Kerikeri and two in Whangārei. The address of one ... Read more »

Covid 19 Omicron outbreak: New cases in region, new high-risk locations of interest

There are eight new cases of Covid-19 in the Bay of Plenty District Health Board region and four in the Lakes District Health Board region today. The BOP cases are ... Read more »

'Almost Fiji like': West Coast rain band and tropical air causing humid conditions across the North Island

A meteorologist has warned that the hot and humid weather that some are enduring across the upper North Island is expected to stick around until early next week. Unfortunately the ... Read more »

Covid 19 Omicron outbreak: Tahuna Beach Holiday Park case link still not known

The mystery source of a Covid case who stayed at a Nelson holiday park is yet to be found. On Saturday, the Ministry of Health announced four new cases in ... Read more »

Covid-19 Omicron outbreak: Two more cases in Taranaki bringing total to ten

The Taranaki District Health Board (TDHB) has reported two more Covid-19 cases in Taranaki today, bringing the region’s total number of active cvases to 10. Both of the new cases ... Read more »

Napier wastewater leak: Heavy rainfall leads to swimming, fishing warning

Napier City Council has issued a warning advising people avoid Ahuriri Estuary and Pandora Pond following a wastewater spill caused by heavy rainfall in recent days. The warning does not ... Read more »

Covid 19 Omicron outbreak: Right-wing YouTube rival Rumble offers Joe Rogan $100m to leave Spotify

A right-wing video-sharing platform has publicly offered controversial podcaster Joe Rogan $100 million to leave Spotify as he faces immense backlash for spreading Covid misinformation. Rumble posted a letter on ... Read more »

Ruakākā firefighters tackle fire at Northport

A large blaze at Northport in Marsden Point has subsided after equipment at its woodchip facility caught fire. Northport spokesman Peter Heath said the fire started in the woodchip conveyor ... Read more »

Green MP Teanau Tuiono: Vital we urgently increase funding for learning support

OPINION: When it comes to education, I often reflect on this whakataukī: Te manu e kai ana i te miro, nōna te ngahere; te manu e kai ana i te ... Read more »

National Party calls for Auckland regional fuel tax to be scrapped as prices rise

The National Party is calling for the regional fuel tax in Auckland to be scrapped to give motorists some relief in the face of skyrocketing prices. That imposes an extra ... Read more »

Rio Tinto wants to keep Tiwai Point Smelter past 2024 closure date

By RNZ The Tiwai Point aluminium smelter wants to keep operating past its previously signalled closure date in 2024. In a statement issued by the smelter’s majority owner, Rio Tinto, ... Read more »

Covid-19 Omicron outbreak: New Omicron modelling predicts hit on health system

New Zealand’s hospital capacity will come under “significant strain” even with high booster dose coverage, according to new Omicron modelling. The report suggested a peak daily hospital admissions range from ... Read more »

Covid 19 Omicron outbreak: PM Jacinda Ardern promises schools will only close again as a 'last resort', warns of a grim winter ahead

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has used her opening statement to Parliament to promise schools and early childhood centres will now only be closed as a “last resort” during Covid outbreaks. ... Read more »