Covid 19 coronavirus Delta outbreak: Locations of interest include Auckland school, University library and busy mall

The Ministry of Health has released information about new locations of interest including a number of new locations at AUT’s city campus.

As of 12.10pm, the new locations added are:

• Level 3 Library AUT City Campus
• Farro Fresh North Shore
• Room 416 WZ Building AUT City Campus
• Dotti Westfield Albany

Several times at the AUT Library Level 3 City Campus have been identified.

Other locations include Dotti at Westfield Albany and Farro Fresh North Shore.

This now brings the total number of locations of interest to 318 with 431 events.

Earlier this afternoon the Upland Liquor Spot shop is featured three times on the locations of interest page – with a positive case visiting on Saturday, August 14, Monday, August 16 and Tuesday, August 17.

Crave Cafe in Morningside – a favourite of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern – is also on the list. The business was visited by an infected person for two hours on Sunday, August 15, between 9.30am and 11.30am.

The same cafe was also listed as a location of interest when the country was in lockdown this time last year.

Earlier this morning, the ministry released three locations: St Therese Catholic Church Māngere East on Wickman Way, the Revive Vegan Cafe on Lorne St and Western Springs College on Motions Rd.

Anyone who was at the church between 6pm and 7.30pm on Sunday, August 15, is told to isolate for 14 days from the date of exposure and to get a test immediately – and again on days 5 and 12.

People who were at the cafe are affected if they were there between 2.30pm and 3.37pm on Friday, August 13. Those people are advised to stay home and get a test immediately or around day 5 after last exposure.

While those who were at Western Springs College from 8.30am to 10.30am on Tuesday, August 17, are being told that those required to isolate and tested have been identified and contacted by public health officials.

“All others, monitor symptoms for 14 days post-exposure. If they become unwell, have a test, isolate and call Healthline for advice.”

Authorities last night released dozens more locations around the Auckland region – including supermarkets, takeaway outlets, the Auckland Art Gallery and now a new school: Green Bay High.

Among the new locations are Countdown Māngere Mall, on Bader Drive, and the Countdown supermarket in Māngere East on Massey Rd.

The latter location – which a positive case was at between 12pm and 12.10pm – is among a handful of locations that were visited by a positive Covid-19 case or cases after the country went into alert level 4 lockdown.

On Saturday, positive cases visited Countdown Greenlane (between 12.30pm to 1.15pm), New World Southmall in Manurewa (3pm to 3.15pm) and a laundromat at Ōtara, on Wymondley Rd, from 8.40am to 10.30am.

The latest location of interest identified is Pak’nSave Clendon, on Robert Ross Pl, which was visited by a Covid case or cases between 10.30am and 11.45am.

The locations span the Auckland region now – from North Shore to West Auckland, East Auckland and South Auckland.

Anyone who has been to a location of interest at the same time as a positive case is automatically deemed to be a close contact and must self-isolate for 14 days since they were potentially exposed.

Because of the highly contagious nature of the Covid Delta variant, that person’s whole household is also immediately required to self-isolate as well.

Those affected are asked to get a Covid test and to contact Healthline on 0800 611 116.

People, Aucklanders in particular, are still strongly encouraged to check the growing list regularly as it is being updated every two hours now, at this stage.

The ministry’s locations of interest page now includes a search tab that allows a person to enter a suburb or business – making it easier for people to quickly see which locations might affect them.

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