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The Ministry of Health has actually pushed back its press conference to 2pm
Auckland CBD employees motivated to work from house today – public transport users told to use masks but lots of seen without them
Results of genomic screening due this afternoon – this will validate if latest case connected to any existing cases
The case is an AUT student who has actually not been to class – but did go into work at A-Z Collections on High St and served customers while she was sick
The shop’s owner rejects claims he made her work, states he’s speaking with lawyer and has been getting abusive messages
The student checked out 5 other locations between last Saturday and Monday (see list listed below)
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The AUT student who checked positive for Covid-19 had actually been on campus, it has actually been revealed.
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The male stated he and his better half – who is the store’s other co-owner – have actually now contacted their lawyer over the claims.
The mayor also informed RNZ “it is not great news”.
” The worst thing that took place in this case is the woman having been told to separate, then informed by a shop manager to come into work. That is frankly amazing.
” I simply can not comprehend that. It defies sound judgment. There is a lesson because, and you think that is a lesson people didn’t need to learn.”
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On its Facebook page, the orchestra stated: “For the security of our audience tonight’s show performance will be CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC.
” The APO has actually just gotten guidance from the Director General of Health regarding the Auckland CBD neighborhood case that was reported today.
” The orchestra will still go on phase for The New Zealand Herald Premier Series: Poetry & Enthusiasm performance and this will be livestreamed on the APO website and Facebook page.
The female remains in a customer-facing role in their job at A-Z Collections on Auckland’s High St, McElnay stated.
She contacted ill to work after being informed to isolate however after a discussion with her supervisor went to work and wore a mask.
The lady’s three close contacts are associates and good friends and are being relocated to an isolation hotel. They are all reported to be feeling well.
The female also took a variety of “very short” Uber journeys to work and chauffeurs are being called and asked to isolate.
The female’s movements have actually been released.
These consist of:
– Smith and Caughey’s on Queen St on Saturday November 7 (3.50– 6pm).
– Red Pig Dining Establishment, Kitchener St on Saturday November 7 (6-8.30 pm)
– Takeaways from Starbucks Queen St and from Sunnytown Dining Establishment on Sunday November 8 (1130-1145 am).
– Takeaways from The Gateau House on Queen St on Sunday November 8 (6.40 -6.50 pm)
– Takeaways from Starbucks Queen St and from Sunnytown Restaurant, Lorne St, on Monday November 9 (1131-1140 am)
Anybody in the Auckland location and anybody throughout New Zealand ought to stay home if they have cold and flu signs, she said.
Out of an abundance of caution, Aucklanders who work in the CBD must work from home on Friday, stated McElnay, and if you have to go into that location you must wear a mask.
The lady’s swab is being processed overnight for genome sequencing and has actually been gotten by ESR.
An incident involving a fire alarm – where individuals in handled seclusion joined apartment or condo visitors where the female lives – is not likely to be a source of infection for the case as it was at 8pm on Monday night.
Alert level move?
Covid Action Minister Chris Hipkins said the circumstance was different for the last outbreak when Auckland went back into alert level 3 – but stated that wasn’t to say they would not evaluate alert levels today.
He said it appeared the case was currently included.
Hipkins asked that employers must “go out of their method” to make certain their staff might stay at home if ill. He said it was disappointing the lady’s supervisor told her to go to work regardless of the health authorities’s advice to her to stay at home.
McElnay stated there was no information at this stage the lady or her contacts moved outside of the CBD.
Hipkins said he was comfy that the assistance they were providing today was the best they might give on the info they had.
There was no risk of an “improved threat” outside CBD.
Hipkins, who is likewise Education Minister, stated he was mindful it was test season and his advice to NZQA is to continue exams as regular at this phase as he knew exams were usually in a socially distanced setting.
Anyone with an exam today ought to still go until informed otherwise, said Hipkins.
Hipkins stated it was speculation to connect the source to the lady living and working close to a managed isolation facility however it would become part of the investigation.
” We’re asking individuals to do the best thing here.”
Hipkins stated there would likely be more info today.
McElnay said the test was taken quite late on Tuesday night.
Hipkins stated he hoped there would be more QR scanning due to the fact that it indicated they could inform people quickly if they may have been exposed.
” My message to everyone is you do not understand when this may show up. So keep scanning.
” The QR code keeps everyone safe.”
He said “we are a really, really mobile people” so no one could presume that since the bulk of the cases remained in Auckland, the rest of the country wasn’t at danger.
The Federal government hasn’t drawn the line on a map specifying the bounds of the CBD however are asking employers to exercise care.
Those who live in the CBD ought to reduce their movements and contacts.
Hipkins has had numerous discussions with the Prime Minister, who is in Wellington. If Cabinet needs to satisfy today, it would occur digitally.
Shutting down the heart of the city reflected the fact that we’re not handling widespread neighborhood cases, stated Hipkins.
And the steps might help stop more draconian steps, he stated.
The female, in her 20 s, developed symptoms on Monday and was checked on Tuesday. The outcomes were confirmed this morning.
The woman lives alone in a Vincent St Residences home, did not check out the grocery store while transmittable and had restricted movements around the city.
The supervisor of The Gateau Home cake shop on Queen St stated they had just been informed by health officials that a female who just recently tested favorable to Covid-19 had actually visited her cake store on Tuesday.
Nevertheless, they had actually not been informed “too much” info as of.
She stated obviously the lady had not spent too long in her shop.
She said her staff who had been dealing with Tuesday would now get Covid-19 tests and stay home until they got their results.
Her cake store might remain open in the meantime but would be going through a comprehensive tidy.
” We will sanitize our location, get staff to use masks, offer hand sanitiser and follow precautions and do our part,” she said.
Supervisor of the Red Pig, Yeain Nam, is waiting to hear whether the restaurant can remain open.
The dining establishment has a Covid-19 tracer QR code readily available and a sign-in book for those who don’t have the app.
She says she’s not exactly sure if all clients used the app.
Last Saturday night the restaurant had in between 60-80 clients, states Nam.
On hectic Saturday nights, the restaurant can see as much as 100 consumers.
A team member at the Sunny Town Chinese restaurant on Lorne St stated she had “only just heard” that a lady who tested favorable to Covid-19 had actually visited her restaurant.
” We are surprised,” she said.
She stated her restaurant had not been called by health authorities.
She was now set to call her supervisor and strategy what reaction the restaurant would take.
However she stated her staff would be wanting to use masks and possibly range restaurant tables right away.