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[Media Release-TMO] COVID-19 INFECTED AUCKLAND AIRPORT WORKER

21 April 2021

A Border worker at Auckland Airport tested positive for COVID-19 which is of interest to Te Marae Ora. According to New Zealand Ministry of Health, the person works as a cleaner at Auckland International Airport, cleaning planes that have flown internationally from countries where COVID-19 is widespread.


There were also three locations relating to the border worker which is of interest:

· Westfield St Luke's Food Court, Saturday April 17, 12.15pm to 2.30pm

· Bunnings New Lynn, Saturday April 17, 2.30pm to 3.50pm

· Movenpick Dominion Rd, Saturday April 17, 5.15pm to 7.20pm


Border agencies was notified of the situation and precautionary measures was carried out to keep our country safe.


All passengers who arrived on Monday and Tuesday flight have all been tested for COVID-19 and screened for the locations of interest. All test results returned negative and confirmed clear of the three locations identified. A second COVID-19 test will be carried out on day 6 for all passengers.


Te Marae Ora would like to express thanks to all the passengers for your cooperation. We would also like to encourage the public to continue with the public health measures to keep everyone safe. Please do not forget to download the Cooksafe+ App for contact tracing.


Meitaki maata.


END: For up to date information visit www.health.gov.ck or www.covid19.gov.ck