Covid-19: Christchurch’s two locations of interest are linked to a Nelson case

Two locations of interest in Christchurch announced on Thursday are linked to a positive case who is now in the Nelson-Tasman region, the Ministry of Health has confirmed.

A Sydenham KFC restaurant and a Harewood BP service station were identified as new Covid-19 locations of interest on Thursday evening.

Both locations were visited on Sunday, the KFC between 4pm and 4.30pm and the BP between 6pm and 6.15pm.

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

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On Friday, a Ministry of Health spokesman said the two locations were linked to the travel of a case reported in the Nelson-Tasman region.

“The case was tested in the Nelson-Tasman region in the days following their travel to Christchurch,” the spokesman said.

Public health officials were not expecting to publish any further locations of interest in Christchurch related to this case.

“The necessary information for supporting the public health response has been provided,” the spokesman said.

As of 1pm on Friday 14 people in Nelson had tested positive for Covid-19. There are more than 20 locations of interest in the area.

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