18 Nov 2021

Covid-19 spreads to Palmerston North

From Midday Report, 12:14 pm on 18 November 2021

The spread of Covid-19 throughout the country continues - a new case has been detected in Palmerston North.

This follows someone testing positive in Christchurch yesterday after attending a tangi in Auckland.

Canterbury health officials are encouraging people to get tested.

In Palmerston North, the positive case is a man who's a casual contact of one of the two Woodville cases from the weekend.

He went to training at his cricket club on Tuesday which is closing up and having a deep clean.

Max Towle spoke to the mayor of Palmerston North, Grant Smith.