Christchurch KFC and BP service station new Covid-19 locations of interest

A KFC restaurant at 258 Colombo St in Sydenham was added as a location of interest to the ministry’s website on Thursday afternoon. (File photo).

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A KFC restaurant at 258 Colombo St in Sydenham was added as a location of interest to the ministry’s website on Thursday afternoon. (File photo).

A KFC restaurant and a BP service station in Christchurch have been identifed as new Covid-19 locations of interest.

The KFC at 258 Colombo St in Sydenham was added as a location of interest to the Ministry of Health’s website on Thursday afternoon, the times of concern being between 4pm and 4.30pm on Sunday.

The BP Connect garage at 661 Russley Rd in Harewood was also identified as a new location of interest late on Thursday, between 6pm and 6.15pm also on Sunday.

Anyone at either venue during those times is asked to self-monitor for Covid-19 symptoms for 10 days after the potential exposure.

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

It’s not yet clear what case the locations are related to.

However, a ministry spokeswoman confirmed they were related to a previously announced case who had travelled to Christchurch prior to being diagnosed with the virus.

“The case is still under investigation so further locations of interest may be added,” she said.

A manager at the KFC restaurant told Stuff on Thursday afternoon they were unaware it had been listed as a location of interest and had not been notified by the ministry.

One new case of Covid-19 was detected in Canterbury on Sunday.

That case, being treated as a border case, is a child who was isolating at home with family.

The ministry said the child had travelled from Auckland to Christchurch on November 25 on Air NZ flight NZ 8475, arriving in Christchurch at 10.50am.

The child travelled from London to Doha on November 16, and from Doha to Auckland on November 18.

They left managed isolation last week and tested positive on their day 9 test while in home quarantine.

Anyone considered a potential contact of Sunday’s case would be contacted directly, the ministry previously said.

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