There are nonetheless many questions to be answered relating to the actions in Wellington of three folks with Covid-19.
On Saturday morning, a Ministry of Well being spokesperson mentioned the ministry didn’t but know the entire Wellington places of curiosity and after they did, that info can be revealed on the ministry’s web site. He mentioned workers have been nonetheless working to determine additional places of curiosity.
The primary instances of Covid-19 in Wellington have been confirmed by the Ministry at 1pm on Friday, after turning into conscious of them earlier that day. On Friday night time it was reported an Auckland case has additionally travelled to Wellington, on Thursday, making it an extra case within the capital. They had tested positive on Friday and have been isolating at dwelling.
An replace is predicted on case numbers on Saturday at 1pm.
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It’s nonetheless not clear when all three folks – two who reside in Miramar, and one in Johnsonville – travelled again from Auckland.
One individual travelled by flight, NZ 445 Auckland to Wellington on Sunday, August 15 between 5pm and 6pm, which was named as a location of curiosity late on Friday night time.
Data on FlightRadar suggests the flight landed in Wellington at 6.17pm.
It’s not clear why Wellington Airport and Auckland Airport haven’t but been named as a location of curiosity, how lengthy the individual was at every airport or how they travelled dwelling from the airport.
It’s not identified how many individuals travelled on the flight or the place the individual was sitting.
A variety of folks have contacted Stuff with questions on places of curiosity round Wellington and issues concerning the size of time taken for the Ministry of Well being to launch info.
Porirua mayor Anita Baker mentioned she had heard “completely nothing” since Friday relating to any additional places of curiosity, and like others was ready to see if the Ministry of Well being would launch additional places.
“I’m assuming there isn’t any extra in Porirua, in any other case they’d’ve been very gradual in releasing it,” she mentioned.
Baker had been out biking and observed most locations have been primarily abandoned, apart from these exercising, who have been carrying masks.
“They’re doing what we’re asking them to do and that’s good,” she mentioned.
One of many instances in Wellington is related to a College of Auckland scholar. Late on Friday, the University of Auckland confirmed a scholar who lives at a corridor of residence had examined optimistic for Covid-19.
The scholar, who’s a resident of the Whitaker Block, and had attended lessons on campus on Monday, August 16 and Tuesday, August 17, then travelled to Wellington on Thursday, August 19, to be with household.
It’s not but identified how the scholar travelled to Wellington and a second flight is but to be named as a location of curiosity. The third case is known to have travelled to Wellington from Auckland by car.
To date, a sushi store in Porirua, three meals outlets, a Countdown grocery store, a restaurant and pharmacy within the suburb of Johnsonville have been recognized as locations of interest. Nevertheless on Friday Director-Normal of Well being Dr Ashley Bloomfield mentioned different locations have been of curiosity, together with a number of petrol stations en route between Auckland and Wellington, however these are but to named.
Bloomfield mentioned he believed a worksite had additionally been recognized as a location of curiosity in relation to the Wellington instances, however it isn’t clear what worksite that is or whether or not it’s in Auckland or Wellington.
Johnsonville Medical Centre has clarified on social media that it isn’t a location of curiosity, the pharmacy subsequent door to it’s, and the medical centre continues to be finishing up testing by appointment on Saturday.
Wellington places of curiosity
Sunday, August 15
- Flight NZ 445 Auckland to Wellington, 5pm-6pm
Tuesday, August 17
- 1841 Bar and Restaurant, 1 Disraeli Road, Johnsonville 7.00pm-9.00 pm
- The Roast Canteen, 5 Johnsonville Highway, Johnsonville 5.30 pm-5.45 pm
- St Pierre’s Sushi, Johnsonville Mall 66 Johnsonville Highway, Johnsonville, 5.15 pm – 5.30 pm
- One Sushi Porirua, 10 Serlby Place, Porirua, 6.15pm- 6.30pm
Wednesday, August 18
- Johnsonville Medical Centre Pharmacy, 2 Trafalgar Road, Johnsonville, 4.15pm-4.45 pm
- Countdown Johnsonville Highway, 31 Johnsonville Highway, Johnsonville, 4.30 pm-5.00 pm