COVID-19: Ministry of Health releases locations of interest after new Auckland community case

Fifteen locations of interest have been revealed after a person tested positive for coronavirus in the community, including an Auckland pharmacy. 

Announcing them on Tuesday evening, Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield said the case is a 58-year-old male who lives in Devonport.

The case was symptomatic on Saturday and his infectious period is considered to have started last Thursday. There is still no obvious link to the border.

They travelled to the Coromandel township last Friday and the case has a small number of workplace contacts who are isolating and being tested.

Altogether there are 23 locations of interest - 10 in Auckland, and the rest in Coromandel.

Fifteen of the locations they visited have been released and these are below:

The locations of interest.
The locations of interest. Photo credit: Ministry of Health

Dr Bloomfield says its important for everyone who's been in these locations to check and they must under the law to follow instructions around isolation and testing.

Additional testing centres are being opened up across Auckland.