16 Dec 2021

Omicron case found in Sudima MIQ, moved to quarantine

From Checkpoint, 5:08 pm on 16 December 2021

Omicron has arrived in New Zealand - carried to a Christchurch MIQ facility by a recent returnee.

The case arrived on a flight from Germany - via Dubai - and landed in Auckland before being transferred to Ōtautahi on a chartered domestic flight.

The Director General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield says everyone on that flight is considered a close contact.