Covid 19 Omicron outbreak: Wellington Domestic Airport latest among locations of interest, more high-risk Auckland sites added

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Covid 19 Omicron outbreak: Wellington Domestic Airport latest among locations of interest, more high-risk Auckland sites added

Wellington Airport and a check-in counter have become the latest exposure sites to be added to the growing list of locations of interest.

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According to the Ministry of Health’s advisory this morning, the locations are not linked to an Omicron case.

Anyone who was at the domestic airport, and specifically at the Jetstar check-in, on Monday this week between 6.30am and 9.40am are being asked to self-monitor for Covid-19 symptoms.

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

Meanwhile, more Auckland high-risk locations were added to the list yesterday, which now includes six flights, three bus routes, a liquor store, a bakery and a wedding that had up to 500 guests.

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The Pukekohe Indian Community Centre became the second Auckland wedding location to be added to the list and a guest, who did not wish to be named, confirmed there was a crowd between 400 and 500 at the evening reception.

The Herald understands the Pukekohe wedding is separate from the wedding at Totara Event Centre in New Lynn on Saturday, January 15.

A family of nine from Motueka who attended the New Lynn wedding were some of the first positive Omicron cases in the outbreak.

Covid 19 Omicron outbreak: Wellington Domestic Airport latest among locations of interest, more high-risk Auckland sites added

The Pukekohe Indian Hall is a popular place for weddings, birthdays and other celebrations. Image / Google

A Ministry of Health spokesman said as of yesterday 993 contacts are associated with confirmed and suspected Omicron cases.

A sixth Air New Zealand flight was added to the list last night, after five flights were added over the weekend as health officials revealed a crew member on the flight of the nine Motueka cases had tested positive.

Passengers on Flight NZ5077 from Auckland to Nelson on Sunday, January 16 between 2.05pm and 3.35pm are also being told to self-isolate, get tested now and again on day five after potential exposure.

Yesterday, three Auckland bus routes were linked to people with Omicron.

• Bus 133 Henderson (Stop 5112) to City Centre: January 17 (Mon) 8.15am-8.45am

• Bus 195 New Lynn to Vulcan Lane City Centre (Stop 7049): January 17 (Mon) 8.45am-9.15am

• Bus 917 Glenfield Mall (Stop 3881) to Albany Mall (Stop 4260): January 19 (Wed) 10.05am-10.35am

Health officials are asking those people to self-isolate, get tested immediately and then again on day 5 after potential exposure.

Devonport cinema The Vic was identified as a high-risk location of interest yesterday and Thirsty Liquor in Papakura and Chartwell Bakery in Manukau were recategorised to be linked to an Omicron case and suspected Omicron case, respectively.

Meanwhile, supermarkets and retail stores across Hamilton and Kaitaia have become locations of interest.

According to the Ministry of Health advisory, none are linked to Omicron cases.

Covid 19 Omicron outbreak: Wellington Domestic Airport latest among locations of interest, more high-risk Auckland sites added

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