Coronavirus: Countdown New Lynn closes for deep clean after visit by positive COVID-19 case

It closed to customers at about 1pm on Tuesday.
It closed to customers at about 1pm on Tuesday. Photo credit: Newshub.

A west Auckland supermarket has closed to the public after it was visited by a person who later tested positive for COVID-19 last Friday.

Countdown was notified of the visit by Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) on Tuesday morning, and the store in New Lynn's Lynnmall is now undergoing a deep clean.

"We had a customer in that store on September 4 between 8-8:30pm who is COVID-positive," Countdown's communications manager Kiri Hannifin told Newshub.

"As is our policy, we just clean the store as soon as we find out as an extra precaution - it's not something we're asked to do, it's just something that's reassuring for our team and community."

Hannifin said the store closed at about 1pm and is expected to reopen at approximately 3pm.

In a sign on its front entrance, Countdown encouraged its regular New Lynn customers to contact Healthline on 0800 348 5453 if they wanted more information.

The closure comes after the Ministry of Health revealed six new cases of coronavirus had been detected in New Zealand in the last 24 hours.

This includes two imported cases in managed isolation and quarantine facilities, and four in the community linked to the Mt Roskill Evangelical Fellowship Church sub-cluster.