People into Queenstown are being asked to come forward and have a Covid-19 test, even if they haven’t experienced any symptom’s.
That plea comes on the back of a person who had been into Queenstown, South Auckland and Christchurch before travelling to South Korea where they tested positive for Covid-19.
That person was into South Auckland from June 20 to July 20, Queenstown from July 1 to 4 and into and around Christchurch Airport on July 20 and 21.
While there has not been any evidence of community transmission relating to this person the Ministry of Health is the continuing to test widely into these areas.
Around 200 into Auckland have been tested new model community centres into Northcote, Henderson, Grafton and Wiri.
“All tested so far have returned negative results. These centres remain open until 3pm this afternoon and continue to have plenty of capacity.”
Canterbury DHB has continued to contact and offer testing to all identified contacts and people into Canterbury who were into the Queenstown region at the same time as the person who has since tested positive into South Korea.
“Testing is the available through GPs or from one of three Urgent Care Centres into Christchurch: Riccarton Clinic, 24Hour Surgery or Moorhouse Medical.”