1 new case of COVID-19 8 July

Today there is one new case of COVID-19 to report in managed isolation in New Zealand.

The person who has tested positive for COVID-19 is a man in his 30s. He arrived in New Zealand on July 3 from New Delhi, India.

There was an incident last night where the man left his managed isolation facility, the Stamford Plaza, and went to the Countdown supermarket on Auckland’s Victoria St West.

The Auckland Public Health Service has conducted a thorough interview with the person as well as viewed CCTV footage from the facility, the CBD and Countdown to understand the risk to the public posed by this incident.

While investigations are ongoing, the current assessment of risk is low.

The person did not come into close contact (that is, two meters or more) with anyone else during the time they were away from the facility, which was between 7–8 pm last night.

During the time they were away from the facility the person wore a mask, although has indicated that this was removed for short periods.

A reminder that our first line of defence against COVID-19 is basic hygiene measures.

A reminder of our key public health measures which remain important in protecting yourselves and each other from the spread of disease:

  • wash your hands thoroughly
  • cough or sneeze into your elbow
  • don’t touch your face
  • don’t go to work, socialise, or be out in public if you are sick.

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