An Auckland apartment building is the latest location of interest to be added by the Ministry of Health in relation to the Covid-19 outbreak.
The Met Apartments, on 11 Durham Street East in Auckland’s CBD, has been added as a location for six different days – August 19, 23, 24, 25, 26 and 27.
For half of those days, everyone on level five of the building during each period of exposure is considered potential close contact.
The size of the list has decreased from 476 to 456, as a number of locations have now expired.
Also on the list is Tasi Market, on Triangle Rd in Massey, where there was a potential exposure event on August 26, 27 and 28 from the hours of 7.30am-6pm and 7.30am to 3pm on August 28.
Based on the hours spent at the shop on those three days over the weekend, it appears as though a staff member – an essential worker – has tested positive.
In a social media post, a spokesperson for Tasi Market said all staff were waiting for their test results and would be isolating for the next 14 days.
“The shop has been Covid deep cleaned and sanitised, and we will commence trading in the next day or two.
“Our dedicated team are essential service workers who just want to be safe while working. Let’s help one another by following the rules and keeping safe.”
Where the locations of interest are
Most locations of interest are in Auckland as the outbreak centres on the region.
Universities, high schools, buses and supermarkets are all on the list.
The full list of locations of interest and visit times released by the Ministry of Health are below.
Note that locations are being removed from the list after 18 days. This is because after this length of time the Ministry of Health no longer considers them a transmission or public health risk.
This list can be viewed in two ways: Date of visit (locations added today have the word NEW beside them) or, if you switch the toggle to Date included, newly added locations appear at the top of the list.
If you were at a location of interest at one of the specified times, you will likely need to self-isolate and be tested. Follow the instructions for that location on the Ministry of Health website and call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 for advice on testing.
This list is automatically updated as soon as locations of interest appear on the Ministry of Health website.