One individual has been transferred to a controlled isolation hospital in Christchurch after being confirmed as a contact in one of two Covid-19 incidents in Sydney by Australian health authorities.
The Ministry of Health said that person visited a location of interest at the same time as the case.
In a statement released this evening, it said: “The contact is being tested for Covid-19 and the results will be available by tomorrow. The person is not symptomatic and local public health staff say they have co-operated fully with all requests.”
The Ministry of Health said it will continue to closely track the situation in New South Wales this weekend and will include an update on the state’s 48-hour travel pause tomorrow morning.
The travel halt took place overnight.
The Ministry of Health has approached 5214 people who have arrived in New Zealand from Sydney since last Friday to provide them advice.
Anyone in New Zealand who has been at any of the locations of interest at the specified times should contact Healthline on 0800 358 5453, immediately self-isolate and be tested.Information about locations of interest visited by the cases is available on the NSW health website.
A Section 70 notice has been issued under the Health Act with a number of requirements for any person who attended a location of interest. More information is available on the Ministry of Health website.