Wellington moving into alert level 2 tonight

  • Wellington moving into alert level 2 tonight

Wellington moving into alert level 2 tonight

New Zealand's Ministry of Health confirmed on Wednesday morning the traveller tested positive for COVID-19 upon their return to Australia.

Genomic testing will show if the case is linked to the Bondi cluster.

Visitors stand outside Te Papa museum in Wellington, New Zealand.

Minister for COVID-19 Response, Chris Hipkins, looks on during a press conference at Parliament on 6 April, 2021 in Wellington, New Zealand. They had received one dose of Covid vaccine, Hipkins said, potentially making them less infectious.

Hospitality businesses must keep groups of customers separated, seated, and served by a single person. He said the man noticed symptoms on Monday morning before leaving on the mid-morning flight from Wellington Airport. If someone had been in Wellington and was now in Christchurch, for example, they should not go to big gatherings.

Four close contacts in NZ have already been identified: two people from Palmerston North and Tauranga each, all of whom are isolating. They spent time in the capital from Saturday, June 19 until Monday, June 21.

"It was a pretty miserable weekend in Wellington last weekend so we are hoping he didn't go out too much".

"This variant of concern means that you can start to become more infectious to people earlier on, so we know that you're very infectious with any variant or wild strain at about day 5 when you become symptomatic but certainly from day 3 onwards you can of course still infect people", McLaws said. "And it is for people to act quickly to isolate and to be tested".

Air New Zealand said flights from Auckland to Sydney would continue to operate over the next 72 hours.

The Ministry of Health's contact-tracing team has been in touch with the airlines about contacting passengers on the two flights to provide advice.

"We need to upgrade our alert level system".

Passengers wearing face masks disembarking from a commuter train at Wellington Railway Station in August.

Fourteen potential exposure sites have so far been released.

New Zealand officials only made the decision to close the trans-Tasman bubble on Tuesday night, in response to a new batch of 10 cases.

An Australian traveller from Sydney, who visited New Zealand over the weekend has tested positive for Covid-19 upon their return to Australia.

A full list is on NZ's Ministry of Health website, with anyone who visited those places at the same time being asked to isolate and get tested.

"Genome sequencing is underway in Australia to see if the case is linked to the current outbreak in Sydney".

Quarantine-free travel from New South Wales to New Zealand had already been temporarily suspended due to the rising case numbers in Sydney, and will last at least 72 hours.

The Australian state yesterday recorded 10 new cases of Covid-19, and new exposure sites there have been announced.

Local government areas of Wollongong and Shellharbour, which had compulsory masks for public transport, would be subjected to the same mask rules as Sydney.