Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Festival goers urged to watch for symptoms after Covid case attended Golden Lights



There were 27 new cases of COVID-19 in the community on Monday. Video / AP / Dean Purcell / Michael Craig / Alex Burton

An Auckland music festival is the most recent place of interest to be linked to the current Covid-19 outbreak.

A person who tested positive for Covid-19 attended the Golden Lights music festival held at Trusts Arena in Auckland on January 7.

The health ministry is asking those who attended the festival between 1:30 p.m. and 10:45 p.m. to monitor themselves for symptoms and get tested immediately if they develop.

“If symptoms develop, get tested and stay home until you get a negative test result,” the ministry said.

The West Auckland Festival is among other festivals that have been linked to recent cases of Covid-19.

Festival goers who attended the Netsky, Hybrid Minds, Montell2099, Friction, Holy Goof, Koven & more event at Wharepai Estate on January 3 from 2 p.m. to midnight were asked to monitor themselves for symptoms for 10 days.

Anyone who attended the event was considered close contact of two Wellington cases.

Meanwhile, people who were in an Orewa nail spa for an hour on Wednesday are considered close contacts after a positive case visits the store.

The Khoi Nail Spa in Orewa was visited on Wednesday between 13:26 and 14:30, anyone present at the spa during this period must isolate themselves.

“Self-isolate, test immediately and on Day 5 after being exposed to this place of interest,” the ministry said.

Other sites added to the list on Monday include Burger Foundry in Papamoa Beach, Oaks Club Suites in Queenstown, a subway in Taupō, and North Beach at Mt Maunganui.

Anyone who has visited these locations during the identified time period should self-monitor for symptoms of Covid-19.

New Zealand recorded 27 cases of Covid-19 in the community on Monday.

The cases are in Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Rotorua and Wellington.

New Wellington Covid case attended Auckland’s Britomart Block Party on New Years Eve.

No other cases have been linked to the drum and bass festival at Tauranga’s Wharepai Estate on January 3 after someone who attended tested positive last week.

However, the ministry encouraged everyone who attended the festival to get tested if they develop any symptoms, even mild ones.




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