Coronavirus: Auckland restaurant labelled 'location of interest' closed after learning of positive case

A west Auckland restaurant and a popular central Auckland café are among eateries visited by COVID-19 cases recently.

Three eateries were recently added to the Ministry of Health's "locations of interest" list, including New Lynn's Bricklane Restaurant and Bar which was visited by a positive case on September 2 between 12pm and 1:30pm.

In a Facebook post on Wednesday afternoon, the restaurant confirmed a customer who tested positive for the virus on Tuesday had visited last week.

"Auckland Public Health has informed us that because we are a public space all customers and staff should be considered a casual contact and there is no need to self-isolate."

However, as a precautionary measure, Brickland decided to close at lunch on Wednesday for a deep clean and to have professional antibacterial fogging completed on the premises. It was to reopen at 4pm.

The Ministry of Health says casual contacts should monitor their health and get advice if they become unwell. 

A New Lynn Countdown also had to shut this week after being visited by someone with COVID-19.

Also added to the Ministry of Health's list was Morningside's Crave Cafe and Henderson's Kreem Bake Cook.

A number of sites in Henderson have recently been linked to COVID-19 cases.

On Tuesday, it emerged that a St Dominic's Catholic College student had the virus and that a close contact of a positive case was a student at Henderson Normal School.

A health policy service in the Auckland suburb also had an employee test positive.