Exposure update: border-related Omicron case

The Ministry of Health can tonight confirm the whole genome sequencing of the previously reported worker at Auckland Airport and the MIQ worker’s household contact, who both tested positive yesterday, is of the Omicron variant of COVID-19.

As a result, the Ministry has tonight published a location of interest on its website.

One individual was in Half Moon Bay, Auckland yesterday (18 January). The initial, specific location is:


Ara-Tai Café Half Moon Bay

*inside seated customers*

18 January


*You are a CLOSE contact if you were a seated INSIDE customer* Self-isolate, test immediately and on day 5 after you were exposed at this location of interest. Further isolation and testing requirements will be provided by Public Health.

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