Chris Hipkins: 'Assuming' Wellington case is Delta variant

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Publish Date
Thu, 24 Jun 2021, 7:20AM
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Chris Hipkins: 'Assuming' Wellington case is Delta variant

Author
NZ Herald ,
Publish Date
Thu, 24 Jun 2021, 7:20AM

Health officials are working on the assumption that Wellington is dealing with the Delta variant of Covid-19.

The Wellington region is now in Alert Level Two -- after a Sydney tourist visited the city while probably infectious over the weekend.

Thousands of people are in isolation and seeking a test, after visiting 19 locations of interest.

The man's four close contacts have tested negative.

Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins told Tim Dower he's yet to receive genome sequencing results for the case, but he's assuming the worst.

“We are assuming it is the Delta variant though and NSW officials indicate that their expectation is that it will be linked to their current cluster.”

Hipkins expects to receive the outcome of the sequencing at some point this morning.

LISTEN ABOVE

Locations of interest

New South Wales case

Location name

Address 

Day

Time

What to do

The Weta Cave shop

1 Weka Street, Miramar, Wellington

20 June

11.10am to 12.30pm

Isolate/quarantine for 14 days from last exposure. Test immediately, and on day 5 after last exposure and day 12 after last exposure. Call Healthline on 0800 358 5453.

Floridita's Restaurant

161 Cuba Street, Te Aro, Wellington

19 June

12.45pm to 4pm

Isolate/quarantine for 14 days from last exposure. Test immediately, and on day 5 after last exposure and day 12 after last exposure. Call Healthline on 0800 358 5453.

Pickle & Pie café

2 Lombard Street, Wellington

20 June

9.45am to 11.37am

Isolate/quarantine for 14 days from last exposure. Test immediately, and on day 5 after last exposure and day 12 after last exposure. Call Healthline on 0800 358 5453.

Unichem Wellington Central Pharmacy

204 Lambton Quay, Wellington

19 June

10.38am to 11:48am

Stay at home, get a test around Day 5 after last exposure and stay at home until a negative test result is received. Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days. If symptoms develop, get a test immediately and stay at home until negative test result is received. Call Healthline on 0800 358 5453.

Countdown Cable Lane

280/284 Lambton Quay, Wellington Central, Wellington

20 June

6pm to 7.15pm

Stay at home, get a test around Day 5 after last exposure and stay at home until negative test result is received. Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days.If symptoms develop, get a test immediately and stay at home until negative test result is received. Call Healthline on 0800 358 5453.

4 Kings Bar at Jack Hacketts - Toilets only

5 Inglewood Place, Cnr Taranaki St, Wellington

19 June

8.45pm

NOTE: If you used the toilets at 4 Kings Bar: Isolate/quarantine for 14 days from last exposure. Test immediately, and on day 5 after last exposure and day 12 after last exposure. Call Healthline on 0800 358 5453.

Jack Hackett's Bar

5 Inglewood Place, Cnr Taranaki St, Wellington

19 June

8:45pm to 12 am

Isolate/quarantine for 14 days from last exposure. Test immediately, and on day 5 after last exposure and day 12 after last exposure. Call Healthline on 0800 358 5453.

Highwater Eatery

54 Cuba Street, Wellington

19 June

5.45pm to 9.30pm

Isolate/quarantine for 14 days from last exposure. Test immediately, and on day 5 after last exposure and day 12 after last exposure. Call Healthline on 0800 358 5453.

Te Papa Tongarewa - general

55 Cable Street, Wellington

19 June

3:05pm to 5:45pm

Stay at home, get a test around Day 5 after last exposure and stay at home until a negative test result is received. Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days. If symptoms develop, get a test immediately and stay at home until negative test result is received. Call Healthline on 0800 358 5453.

Te Papa Tongarewa - Exhibition Surrealist Art: Masterpieces from Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

55 Cable Street, Wellington

19 June

4pm to 5:45pm

Isolate/quarantine for 14 days from last exposure. Test immediately, and on day 5 after last exposure and day 12 after last exposure. Call Healthline on 0800 358 5453.

One Red Dog

56 Customhouse Quay, Wellington Central, Wellington

20 June

7pm to 9pm

Isolate/quarantine for 14 days from last exposure. Test immediately, and on day 5 after last exposure and day 12 after last exposure. Call Healthline on 0800 358 5453.

Unity Books

57 Willis Street, Wellington Central, Wellington

20 June

1.50pm to 3.05pm

Stay at home, get a test around Day 5 after last exposure and stay at home until negative test result is received. Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days. If symptoms develop, get a test immediately and stay at home until negative test result is received. Call Healthline on 0800 358 5453.

Rydges Hotel

75 Featherston Street, Pipitea, Wellington 6011

19 June to 21 June

12am 19 June to 9:10am 21 June

Stay at home, get a test around Day 5 after last exposure and stay at home until a negative test result is received. Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days. If symptoms develop, get a test immediately and stay at home until negative test result is received. Call Healthline on 0800 358 5453.

Prince Barbers

75C Featherston Street, Pipitea, Wellington

19 June

8.45am to 1pm

Isolate/quarantine for 14 days from last exposure. Test immediately, and on day 5 after last exposure and day 12 after last exposure. Call Healthline on 0800 358 5453.

The Lido café

81 Victoria Street, Te Aro, Wellington

20 June

1pm to 2.45pm

Isolate/quarantine for 14 days from last exposure. Test immediately, and on day 5 after last exposure and day 12 after last exposure. Call Healthline on 0800 358 5453.

Qantas Flight QF163 Sydney to Wellington

Arrived Wellington International Airport

19 June

Arrival 12.05am

Isolate/quarantine for 14 days from last exposure. Test immediately, and on day 5 after last exposure and day 12 after last exposure. Call Healthline on 0800 358 5453.

Wellington Airport - all people in the airport at this time

Wellington Airport, 1 Stewart Duff Drive, Rongotai, Wellington

21 June

8.30am to 10.30am

Self monitor for COVID symptoms for 14 days. If symptoms develop, get tested and stay at home until negative test result is received.

Wellington Airport Foodcourt - all people seated in the food court area during this time

Wellington Airport, 1 Stewart Duff Drive, Rongotai, Wellington

21 June

8.30am to 9.55am

Stay at home, get a test around Day 5 after last exposure and stay at home until negative test result is received. Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days. If symptoms develop, get a test immediately and stay at home until negative test result is received. Call Healthline on 0800 358 5453.

Wellington Airport - Customs

Wellington International Airport

18 June to 19 June

11.35pm 18 June to 12.48am 19 June

Self-monitor for COVID symptoms for 14 days. If symptoms develop, get tested and stay at home until negative test result is received.